Dr. Cate Shanahan wanted to study Howard’s diet after watching him play for the Los Angeles Lakers last season.
"It looked like he was wearing oven mitts out there," Shanahan told CBS Sports. "It reminded me of patients who have pre-diabetes and neurological problems because of how sugar impacts the nervous system. That’s where I became really concerned."
Shanahan’s husband, Luke, was also involved in the study and was shocked with what he found.
"We knew Dwight had a sugar-intake issue," he said. "We just didn’t know how bad it was."