Saturday, January 07, 2006


Sugar (which I love) is a link between fatigue, cholesterol, belly fat, and diabetes.

Fatigue: Sugar highs are inevitably followed by lows. "When blood sugar is low, you want to eat or take a nap," notes Dr. Pescatore.

Cholesterol: Studies at the Medical College of Wisconsin and elsewhere have linked excess insulin and high triglyceride levels.

Belly fat : A low-sugar diet helps reduce levels of the hormone insulin, a good thing since insulin had been linked time and again to excess abdominal fat.

Diabetes: In one famous study of nurses, those with the highest sugar intake were most likely to develop adult onset diabetes.

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