our Health Index for More Subjects, Conditions and
Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health
Compiled by Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
Sugar can suppress the immune system.
upsets the mineral relationships in the body.
can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty
concentrating, and crankiness in children.
can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.
contributes to the reduction in defense against
bacterial infection (infectious diseases).
causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the
more sugar you eat the more elasticity and function
reduces high-density lipoproteins.
leads to chromium deficiency.
leads to cancer of the ovaries.
can increase fasting levels of glucose.
causes copper deficiency.
interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular
raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine,
serotonin, and norepinephrine.
can cause hypoglycemia.
can produce an acidic digestive tract.
can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline levels in
malabsorption is frequent in patients with functional
can cause premature aging.
can lead to alcoholism.
can cause tooth decay.
contributes to obesity
intake of sugar increases the risk of Crohn's disease,
and ulcerative colitis.
can cause changes frequently found in person with
gastric or duodenal ulcers.
can cause arthritis.
can cause asthma.
greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida
Albicans (yeast infections).
can cause gallstones.
can cause heart disease.
can cause appendicitis.
can cause hemorrhoids.
can cause varicose veins.
can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral
can lead to periodontal disease.
can contribute to osteoporosis.
contributes to saliva acidity.
can cause a decrease in insulin sensitivity.
can lower the amount of Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopherol)
in the blood.
can decrease growth hormone.
can increase cholesterol.
can increase the systolic blood pressure.
sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products
(AGEs)(Sugar bound non-enzymatically to protein)
can interfere with the absorption of protein.
causes food allergies.
can contribute to diabetes.
can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
can contribute to eczema in children.
can cause cardiovascular disease.
can impair the structure of DNA
can change the structure of protein.
can make our skin age by changing the structure of
can cause cataracts.
can cause emphysema.
can cause atherosclerosis.
can promote an elevation of low-density lipoproteins (LDL).
sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis
of many systems in the body.
lowers the enzymes ability to function.
intake is higher in people with Parkinsonís disease.
can increase the size of the liver by making the liver
can increase the amount of liver fat.
can increase kidney size and produce pathological
changes in the kidney.
can damage the pancreas.
can increase the body's fluid retention.
is enemy #1 of the bowel movement.
can cause myopia (nearsightedness).
can compromise the lining of the capillaries.
can make the tendons more brittle.
can cause headaches, including migraine.
plays a role in pancreatic cancer in women.
can adversely affect school children's grades and
cause learning disorders.
can cause depression.
increases the risk of gastric cancer.
and cause dyspepsia (indigestion).
can increase your risk of getting gout.
can increase the levels of glucose in an oral glucose
tolerance test over the ingestion of complex
can increase the insulin responses in humans consuming
high-sugar diets compared to low-sugar diets.
diet high in refined sugar reduces learning capacity.
can cause less effective functioning of two blood
proteins, albumin, and lipoproteins, which may reduce
the body's ability to handle fat and cholesterol.
can contribute to Alzheimers disease.
can cause platelet adhesiveness.
can cause hormonal imbalance; some hormones become
under active and others become overactive.
can lead to the formation of kidney stones.
high in sugar can cause free radicals and oxidative
sugar diet can lead to biliary tract cancer.
sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents is
associated with a twofold-increased risk for
delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
sugar consumption can lead to substantial decrease in
gestation duration among adolescents.
slows food's travel time through the gastrointestinal
increases the concentration of bile acids in stools
and bacterial enzymes in the colon. This can modify
bile to produce cancer-causing compounds and colon
increases estradiol (the most potent form of naturally
occurring estrogen) in men.
combines with and destroys phosphatase, an enzyme,
which makes the process of digestion more difficult.
can be a risk factor of gallbladder cancer.
is an addictive substance.
can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
can exacerbate PMS.
given to premature babies can affect the amount of
carbon dioxide they produce.
in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food
intake in obese subjects.
can worsen the symptoms of children with attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
can slow down the ability of the adrenal glands to
(intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off
oxygen to the brain.
sucrose intake could be an important risk factor in
increases the risk of polio.
sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
causes high blood pressure in obese people.
Intensive Care Units, limiting sugar saves lives.
may induce cell death.
can increase the amount of food that you eat.
juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put
on a low sugar diet, there was a 44% drop in
can lead to prostrate cancer.
can cause low birth weight babies.
consumption of refined sugar is associated with a
worse outcome of schizophrenia
can raise homocysteine levels in the blood stream.
food items increase the risk of breast cancer.
is a risk factor in cancer of the small intestine.
may cause laryngeal cancer.
induces salt and water retention.
may contribute to mild memory loss.
more sodas a 10-year-old child consumes, the less
can increase the total amount of food consumed.
a newborn to sugar results in a heightened preference
for sucrose relative to water at 6 months and 2 years
causes varicose veins.
can cause brain decay in prediabetic and diabetic
can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
can cause metabolic syndrome.
ingestion by pregnant women increases neural tube
defects in embryos.
can be a factor in asthma.
higher the sugar consumption the more chances of
getting irritable bowel syndrome.
can affect the brains ability to deal with rewards and
can cause cancer of the rectum.
can cause endometrial cancer.
can cause renal (kidney) cell carcinoma.
can cause liver tumors.
can increase inflammatory markers in the blood stream
of overweight people.
can lower Vitamin E levels in the blood stream.
can increase your appetite for all food.
plays a role in the etiology and the continuation of
much sugar can kill your sex life.
saps school performance in children.
can cause fatigue, moodiness, nervousness and depression.
is common choice of obese individuals.
linear decrease in the intake of many essential
nutrients is associated with increasing total sugar
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