Is Sugar a Source of Disease?

 

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The source of the sugar calorie is the key to how your body metabolizes it.

“Too much sugar causes chronic metabolic disease in both fat and thin people,” says pediatric endocrinologist Robert Lustig, author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease.”

Consuming too much sugar causes the level of glucose sugar in the bloodstream to increase. That, in turn, causes the pancreas to release high levels of insulin that cause the body to store extra calories as fat. Too much insulin also affects the hormone leptin, a natural appetite suppressant that signals the brain to stop eating when full. But the imbalance of insulin levels caused by the intake of too much sugar causes lipid resistance, and the brain no longer gets that signal.

Read about it at Medical Express.