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Sugar Can Impair the Structure of DNA

Sugars react nonenzymatically with protein amino groups to initiate a process called nonenzymatic browning. There is evidence that nucleic acids also can undergo nonenzymatic modification
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Sugar Can Exacerbate Premenstrual Syndrome

Higher levels of blood sugar during Premenstrual Syndrome (PSM) can be associated with irritability, headaches and other symptoms. Psychiatric illness (started 7 days before and...
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Sugar Can Decrease Growth Hormone

In one study men and women were offered a diet containing 30% of diet containing sucrose or cooked rice as a source of energy. Initially...
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Sugar Can Contribute to Osteoporosis

Several studies reported sucrose-induced changes characteristic of an osteoporotic state in the femurs of young golden hamsters. They further suggested that the diet-induced osteoporosis affects...
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Sugar Can Contribute to Eczema in Children

Eczema - the term for a group of allergic conditions that causes the skin to become inflamed and is characterized by redness, itching, and oozing...
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Sugar Can Compromise the Lining of the Capillaries

High ambient glucose linked with vascular complications in diabetics. The long term sequelae of hyperglycaemia particularly in diabetic patients can disturb fundamental cellular processes and...
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Sugar Can Change the Structure of Protein

Most proteins present in the serum component of blood are glycoproteins. Reducing sugars react nonenzymatically with protein amino groups to initiate a process called nonenzymatic...
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Sugar Can Cause Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins are tortuous, twisted, knotted or elongated. Majority of patients with varicose veins are asymptomatic or have minimum symptoms and neglected cases present with...
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Sugar Can Cause Toxemia During Pregnancy

Toxemia is a condition in pregnancy, also known as pre-eclampsia (or preeclampsia) characterized by abrupt hypertension (a sharp rise in blood pressure), albuminuria (leakage of...
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Sugar Can Cause Myopia

Myopia is the nearsightedness. After the glucose load, there was an increase in plasma glucose level and the level of plasma osmosis, ocular hypotension, a...
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Sugar Can Cause Hypoglycemia

The incidence of hypoglycemia is difficult to assess. Mechanisms contributing to morbidity due to hypoglycemia may include an increase in sympathoadrenal responses, as well as...
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Sugar Can Cause Hemorrhoids

Haemorrhoids, may well precede those more intimately related to the consumption of sugar. Sugars cause constipation. Haemorrhoidsare caused due the pressure of faecal accumulation is...
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Sugar Can Cause Heart Disease

A study on rats concluded that a diet high in simple sugar was deleterious, resulting in the highest mortality and expression of molecular markers of...
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Sugar can Cause Headaches, Including Migraine

60 migraine patients completed elimination diets after a 5-day period of withdrawal from their normal diet. 52 (87%) of these patients had been using oral...
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Sugar Can Cause Gallstones

The individual dietary items that have most often been suspected of favouring gall stone formation are sugar and fat (if only because they tend to...
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Sugar Can Cause Eclamsia During Pregnancy

Eclamsia is a condition in which one or more convulsions occur in a pregnant woman suffering from high blood pressure, often followed by coma and...
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Sugar Can Cause Depression

Sugar is noteworthy as a substance that releases opioids and dopamine and thus might be expected to have addictive potential. High sugar intake in rats...
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Sugar Can Cause Cataracts

Cataract is a cloudy film covering the lens of the eye that reduces the amount of incoming light. With sugar cataract, the initial changes in...
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Sugar Can Cause Cardiovascular Disease

A study conduted on non-diabetic persons revealved that cardiovascular mortalities were higher in postload plasma glucose.  In contrast, for those hyperglycemic once only, death rates...
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Sugars Can Cause Atherosclerosis

Hyperglycaemia increases atherosclerotic risk but does not predestine heart disease. A protein with the Amadori product can be cross-linked through its reactive carbonyl group to...
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