We already know sugar is the cause of obesity and diabetes … but few people know that sugar also causes cancer and heart attack. If too much sugar is used, the sugar is synonymous with “killer.”
Foods high in sugar like cakes, ice cream or processed foods are bad for your health. It is known that eating too much sugar is one of the causes of obesity and diabetes. Around the world, one third of adults are obese, in which the number of people over the age of 40 has tripled, or about 65 million. About diabetes, the number of people infected is about 422 million, an increase of 4 times compared to 1980, according to WHO statistics (World Health Organization).
Too high blood sugar can lead to dangerous complications such as myocardial infarction, kidney failure, blindness .. But not yet according to a recent research study in France said if every day absorbed about 100ml more water Sweet drinks (including juice, soda) will increase the risk of cancer by more than 18%.
For a long time, we think that only fat can cause toxic effects. But it is not so simple because if the body absorbs too much sugar, it will be converted into fat, causing complications such as inflammation, fibrosis, infarction, etc. Currently, public researchers Taking too much sugar will cause serious injury.
Drinking more than 1 bottle of carbonated soft drink daily can harm the liver. That was the warning that the hematologists issued at a conference in Paris in July, 1919. This is because carbonated soft drinks increase fat accumulation in large numbers in liver cells.
Currently, more than 8 million French suffer from this “fatty liver” disease. The liver converts this excess sugar into stored fat, especially in adipose tissue. But when fat tissue is overloaded, the liver is the place to accumulate. Thus, in the long run, sugar will become toxic to the body. Especially fructose, it not only degrades into fat (similar to glucose) but also produces toxins similar to free radicals, which are toxic to cells. It is best not to consume more than 50g of fructose per day. Fruit is good but avoid soft drinks, cakes and ice cream.
According to GS. Jerome Boursier of the Angers Emergency Center in France, overexposing fructose to a liver toxin by causing the liver to consume a lot of energy to degrade it and create more toxic free radicals. As a result, the liver becomes inflamed, called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). The disease went silent for about 20 years before causing serious complications like cirrhosis and liver failure. Thus, it is necessary to test, ultrasound to detect early. If detected early, just the right diet and exercise can prevent complications.
1. Adipose tissue development
Sugar stimulates the growth of stored fat tissue. Depending on the location of stored fat tissue, the harm on the body varies. How harmful?
Abdominal fat reserves are often localized in the center of the abdominal organs. The fatty acids they release, can enter the liver, store as triglycerides and enter the bloodstream to create plaque.
The location of stored fat in the abdomen is the best indicator of cardiovascular risk and diabetes. Thus, a large waistline (over 102cm for men and 88cm for women) is problematic despite normal body weight. Therefore, according to many studies, consuming too much fructose causes disorders of lipid metabolism and increases fat stores especially in the abdomen.
2. Artery blockage
And yet, those who drink 1-2 cans of carbonated soft drinks per day statistically show that 14% are at risk of premature death, but if more than 2 cans per day, the rate is up to 21%. Among these, some have died from cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction, stroke …
Excessive sugar consumption causes disorders of lipid metabolism. Sugar builds up in the liver causing fat particles to enter the bloodstream, causing blood fat levels to rise, causing hyperlipidemia. Later, atherosclerotic plaques are formed and these atherosclerosis narrows arteries, clogging blood vessels. If the atheroma breaks, they can block an artery so that the non-perfused organ is necrotic: it is a heart attack or stroke.
Moreover, according to research by researchers at the University of Avignon University published in 2017, a sudden rise in blood sugar due to excessive intake of sugary drinks will create oxidative stress (i.e. chemical reactions produce toxic substances) and reduces the ability of blood vessels to dilate.
3. Exhausted pancreas
Fat accumulation in the body disrupts the signaling of insulin, causing insulin to lose its ability to lower blood sugar. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar (blood sugar) levels. The liver, muscles and adipose tissue become resistant to insulin, called insulin resistance.
To compensate, the pancreas must produce more insulin than normal, leading to an increase in the concentration of insulin in the blood, called hyperinsulinemia. However, this increased activity makes the pancreas depleted. When the pancreas can no longer regulate blood sugar, it leads to permanent hyperglycemia, causing a condition called “type 2 diabetes.” Too high a sugar level in the blood will cause cell damage and serious complications to occur. Insulin resistance is reversible thanks to exercise and a low-sugar diet.