Jun 24, 2019 | Updated: 04:51 PM EDT

Study Concluded That Sugar Is Toxic

Nov 01, 2015 10:37 PM EST

(Photo : Reuters) High sugar consumption may lead to memory problems later in life, according to a recent study.

Sugar has established its way toward the appetite of the child population through the years. However, a new study shows that sugar is actually dangerous to health and even labelled as toxic since many sugar related disorders have come up over the years such as diabetes, heart diseases, and many more. The number and the age of the affected people increases each year, which makes the whole situation alarming to the medical oriented public.

In the past few decades, it has been known that fatty foods can thoroughly harm human beings  due to the negative effects it brings with too much consumption. But according to research, sugar is slowly dethroning fat to its place.

Dr Robert Lustig of the University of California stated that it is quite hard at proving whether the high consumption of sugar is connected to developed chronic diseases in the human body. With the help of his colleague, he finally published a paper that contains the reasons of why sugar should be considered as dangerous. "What this is saying is that sugar is toxic because it's sugar; not because it's calories," Dr Lustig said.

The study of the group focused on the sugar restriction of metabolic syndrome that primarily involves excess body fat, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and abnormal glucose level. The group took samples and gathered data from 43 participants who were suffering obesity with age ranging from nine to 18 years old.

Researchers have supplied the participants with controlled meals and exchange their sugar with fruit and starch. After nine days of testing and prohibiting fructose intake, the participants showed a very consistent and desirable result. Almost all participants showed positive effects in their cholesterol level, blood pressure and liver functionality. Hence, making the conclusion that within a controlled program of meals without sugar, people can actually become healthier and lesser prone to chronic diseases.

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