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Health effects of excessive sugar consumption: Dr. Mona

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Halloween is the day all dentists dread as trick-or-treaters go door-to-door on an all-out candy binge. But, new research says sugar is causing problems -- not only on Halloween and not only for kids.

A study from Credit Suisse shows our average daily sugar intake is 45 percent higher than it was 30 years ago. Sugar makes up a whopping 17 percent of the modern diet.

400 million people worldwide are affected by Type II Diabetes and the United States is the world's number one consumer of sugar.

Dr. Mona talks about our sweet tooth -- and why we can't or don't want do -- break our sugar addiction.

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