Can too much sugar, (or having diabetes) cause you to age prematurely?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2011-10-25 16:04:28 -0500
Started 2011-10-24 13:08:01 -0500

Recent research does show a relationship between lower-calorie diets — often relating to less sugar consumption — and longer life spans. While sugar itself is not necessarily the enemy, the way the cells in your body recognize and use sugar may speed up the body's aging process and make your skin look older.

(source: Science Daily).

If AGEs, (Advanced Glycation End-products) accumulate with aging, and high blood sugars lead to greater degrees of glycation, it follows that higher HbA1c marks a tendency for accelerated aging and disease.

After reading this statement, and clicking on the links below, what is your opinion concerning sugar, aging, and diabetes?


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