The effect of SUGAR in the body




DOES SUGAR INCREASE A PERSON'S RISK OF ALZHEIMER'S?


WHAT IS ALZHEIMER'S?

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.



Adding less than three teaspoons of sugar to your tea every day increases your risk of Alzheimer's disease, research suggested in July 2018.

Sweetening food or drinks with just two-and-a-half teaspoons of sugar makes people 54 percent more likely to develop the condition, a study found.

Indulging in just one can of sugary soda a day increases the risk of dementia by 47 percent compared to those who only consume such beverages around once every three months, the research adds.

Speaking of the findings, Dr. Doug Brown, chief policy and research officer at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: 'Too much sugar is linked to type 2 diabetes and previous research has identified type 2 diabetes as a risk factor for dementia.

'This study backs up this evidence, suggesting that excess sugar may increase our risk of Alzheimer's disease, and all types of sugar – from fruit juice to lemonade – have the same impact.

'By cutting down on the fizzy drinks, sweets, and cakes, and eating a varied and balanced diet, we will be able to reduce our risk of developing dementia in later life.'

The researchers, from Columbia University, analyzed 2,226 people who did not initially have dementia over around seven years.

At the start of the study, the participants completed questionnaires about whether they added sugar to their food or drinks.

Of the participants, 429 developed Alzheimer's during the study.



The effect of SUGAR in the body The effect of SUGAR in the body Reviewed by Edozie Richard on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Rating: 5

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