Posted by: elambend | November 11, 2007

Too much sugar is bad for you

Again, too much sugar (both fructose and glucose) can tart to screw with your testosterone and estrogen levels. Yes, your body essentially runs on glucose, but it needs to process it itself from natural food sources. We’re all eat’n too much of the stuff.

What the linked-to story shows though is that the effects come at a genetic level as the over-indulgence in sugars causes a gene that controls those two important hormones to turn off.

Update:

Here is an interview of Gary Taubes on CBC.  He mostly speaks about carbohydrates (with a brief mention of sugar), but essentially the carbohydrates the people get too much of is the kind that is easily processed into sugar in the dietary tract (i.e. breads and pasta compared to plant carbs):

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