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Sugar – The Good and the Bad

February 16, 2013 Nutrition

sugarAlthough sweets are said to cheer us up when we are sad, the effects of refined sugar on our health can be disastrous. Studies carried out in Korea on men and women showed that a high glucose level in blood (greater than 140 mg/dL) increases the risk of cancer. In men the strongest association between a high glucose level and cancer was for pancreatic cancer and significant links were also found for cancer of the liver colon/rectum or esophagus. In women the most predominant cancers associated with sugar were of the liver and cervix.

 Nevertheless, the effects of sugar on our body are numerous and most of them really scary. Nancy Appleton, PhD and G.N. Jacobs identified 143 ways in which sugar can affect our health “Suicide by Sugar”. Here are just a few:

- It reduces the body’s abil...

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