The sweeter or so-called sugar you eat, the less you consume vitamins and minerals, which in turn increases the risk of diseases such as diabetes and obesity.
Now another major disadvantage of this habit has come to the fore.
In fact, people who consume large amounts of sugar for long periods of time have an increased risk of autoimmune diseases.
This was revealed in a medical study conducted in Germany. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks the body’s own healthy cells, which can lead to various complications such as type 1 diabetes and chronic inflammation.
Research from the University of Wrtzburg sheds light on the mechanisms that lead to autoimmune diseases.
Research has shown that immune cells need large amounts of sugar in order to function properly.
The research focused on a group of immune system cells that were not well known.
It was a type 17 group of tea helper cells that played a key role in the inflammatory process.
According to researchers, the new discovery could help shape autoimmune therapy. The results of the study were published in the medical journal Journal of Cell Metabolism. Earlier, in March 2020, research from the University of Leuven in Sweden found that high sugar consumption could increase the risk of diabetes, obesity, coronary heart disease, dental problems, and many other diseases.
The study looked at the relationship between the use of sugar in food and beverages and the nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Research reports in the past have shown that high sugar intake results in people consuming more fat and sugar-rich foods and less healthy foods.
The study looked at the extent to which high sugar consumption deprives people of vitamins and minerals. The results of the study were published in the medical journal Nutrition and Metabolism.
An earlier study by the University of California, Berkeley, found that excessive consumption of sugar is actually a symptom of a number of diseases that can affect you at some point in your life.
Research has shown that if the amount of sugar in the diet is high, it is absorbed in the intestines after entering the body, from where it travels to the liver. In fact, the liver is the only organ in the body that can use this sugar for various purposes.
However, when the amount of sugar is too high, the liver loses its ability to use it, after which it has no choice but to convert this extra ingredient into liver fat. The study further states that the data show that when the liver converts sugar into fat, it indicates that insulin resistance has developed.
This condition can progress to metabolic syndromes, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, pancreatic problems, complications in the arteries, cancer, dementia and heart disease, etc., while the risk of liver disease is different.
The study found that 40% of people of normal weight suffer from a single metabolic syndrome, while 80% of obese people suffer from these diseases. Earlier, in 2016, another study from the University of California showed that just a small amount of sugar for just nine days can dramatically improve health.
Research has shown that reducing sugar intake reduces the risk of metabolic syndrome, which has been linked to life-threatening illnesses.
Research has shown that reducing sugar intake lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, improves liver function, and lowers insulin levels by up to a third.
The levels of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and calories in the volunteers’ diets remained the same during the study, but their sugar intake was reduced from 28% to 10% and their health deteriorated significantly in a short period of time.