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The Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sugar

Added sugar is different to the sugars that occur naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as grains, dairy produce, fruit and vegetables. Added sugar is sugar that is added by food manufacturers into their products to enhance their taste or to extend their shelf life, such as soft drinks, cereals, biscuits, cakes, and all other processed foods.

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The Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sugar

  1. 1. Too Much Sugar Dr Carolyn Dean T h e D a n g e r s o f C o n s u m i n g is a medical doctor and naturopath. She has authored and co-authored over 35 books
  2. 2. The Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sugar Added sugar is different to the sugars that occur naturally in all foods that contain carbohydrates, such as grains, dairy produce, fruit and vegetables. 2 Dr. Carolyn Dean
  3. 3. 3 A dded sugar is sugar that is added by food manufacturers into their products to enhance their taste or to extend their shelf life, such as soft drinks, cereals, biscuits, cakes, and all other processed foods. Excessive sugar consumption has a number of associated dangers including obesity and type 2 diabetes, as well as a greater risk of dying from heart disease. In one study that took place over a 15-year period, it was noted that people who got 17-21% of their calories from added sugar increased their likelihood of dying from cardiovascular disease by 38%, when compared with those who got 8% of their calories from added sugar. The conclusion was that the higher the intake of added sugar, the higher the risk of heart disease. High amounts of sugar are known to overload the liver, as sugar is metabolized by the liver in the same way as alcohol. The liver also converts dietary carbohydrates into fat, which can result in fatty liver disease as well as contributing towards diabetes, both of which increase the risk of heart disease. In one study that took place over a 15-year period, it was noted that people who got 17-21% of their calories from added sugar increased their likelihood of dying from cardiovascular disease by 38%, when compared with those who got 8% of their calories from added sugar.
  4. 4. refer to the blog of For further information about the dangers of sugar, please Dr. Carolyne Dean

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