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5 Serious Health Risks of Consuming Added Sugar

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Diet and Fitness Health Tips

1. Sugar Can Give You Cancer
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide and is characterized by uncontrolled growth and multiplication of cells.

2. Sugar is the true silent killer
Move over salt and hypertension, you’ve got competition. Sugar, as it turns out, is just as much of a silent killer.

3. It May Raise Blood Pressure
Obesity is a major risk factor for high blood pressure. As has already been discussed, high sugar consumption is a major factor in obesity. While that alone connects excessive fructose consumption with high blood pressure, there’s new research that indicates that fructose can raise blood pressure independent from weight gain.

4. Consuming Sugar Increases Risk of Diabetes
Emerging evidence from recent studies clearly draws a connection between sugar intake and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome involves insulin resistance to glucose, which in turn is what leads to type 2 diabetes. Insulin is what prompts cells to absorb blood glucose for energy or to be stored as fat.

5. Sugar causes tooth decay.
With all the other life-threatening effects of sugar, we sometimes forget the most basic damage it does. When it sits on your teeth, it creates decay more efficiently than any other food substance8. For a strong visual reminder, next time the Tooth Fairy visits, try the old tooth-in-a-glass-of-Coke experiment—the results will surely convince you that sugar isn’t good for your pearly whites.
Sources:
https://www.atkins.com/how-it-works/library/articles/10-ways-sugar-harms-your-health
https://310nutrition.com/8-serious-health-risks-of-consuming-added-sugar/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-kirkpatrick-ms-rd-ld/dangers-of-sugar_b_3658061.html
https://authoritynutrition.com
http://www.express.co.uk

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