Sugar effects on Health
SUGAR AND HEALTH
Sugar can be considered as a double edged sword.
Consumption of both less and more than optimum amount of sugar can adversely affect the body.
EFFECTS OF SUGAR ON HEALTH AND ORAL HEALTH
Sugar consumption more than the optimum amount can increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart diseases etc. Body's immune function can also be affected.
It causes tooth cavity and can be the cause of gum diseases too.
Low blood sugar levels in the body may cause fatigue, mood swings, and headaches.
WEIGHT GAIN OBESITY:
Excessive consumption of sugar, especially in beverages, can directly contribute to weight gain.
TYPE 2 DIABETES:
Prolonged consumption of high sugary foods increases the chances of development or worsening of diabetes.
Higher amounts of added sugar causes excessive buildup of fat in the liver. (Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease - NAFLD).
High sugar levels and uncontrolled diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the kidney and destroy the kidney’s filters.
High blood glucose levels can affect the brain’s functional connectivity. It can lead to restricted blood flow in the brain.
Consumption of higher amounts of added sugar can increase the blood pressure and chronic inflammations, both of which increases the likelihood of heart disease.
Frequent sugar consumption is a major contributor for tooth decay.
Bacteria in the thin layer of plaque on tooth surface converts the sugar into acid and damages the teeth.
Limiting the intake of high sugar foods in terms of quantity as well as frequency is one effective way to prevent tooth cavities.
Sugars can be the risk factor for gum diseases too.
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