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Can Added Sugar in Diet Cause Heart Attack?

Increased intake of food and drink with added sugar may possibly raise the risk of heart attack or myocardial infarction by about a third, in some people, a study has warned. Although sucrose occurs naturally in fruit and vegetables, most of which is consumed through added inclusion. Besides sweetened beverages, cakes and sweets, sucrose is added to many other foods — dairy products, bread and jam, the study said. “For the vast majority (of people), the consumption of added sugar does not appear to be a problem — the risk…

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Is Sugar Really Addictive?

Undeniably, sugar has been one of the hot topics for experts and fitness enthusiasts to talk about, and why not? It is one of the most loved ingredients across the globe, almost ubiquitous in food products that surround us. Sugar is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to satiate the need to satisfy one of our basic tastes – sweet. Refined sugar has been browbeaten much owing to its adverse health effects. Simon De Burgh set out on a quest to understand sugar better when most of his…

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Briefly Standing, or Being Active, Reduces Blood Sugar Across the Day

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds. “Anything you can do to bring down glucose readings throughout the day is a good thing,” said senior author Glenn Gaesser of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University in Phoenix. “We chose a typical workday because a large number of Americans spend a lot of time sitting at an…

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Briefly Standing, or Being Active, Reduces Blood Sugar Across the Day

For obese people who sit for most of the day, replacing some sitting time with standing, slow walking or slow cycling reduces average blood sugar across the day and into the night, a small study finds. “Anything you can do to bring down glucose readings throughout the day is a good thing,” said senior author Glenn Gaesser of the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion at Arizona State University in Phoenix. “We chose a typical workday because a large number of Americans spend a lot of time sitting at an…

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What your sugar cravings really mean

What your sugar cravings really mean (Getty Images) Sweet cravings are usually very hard to explain. From pondering over spreadsheets, power points, nappies, or whatever else has caught your fancy, your mind suddenly wanders in the direction of cookies, cupcakes, chocolates. And, depending on where you are, your body suddenly wanders towards a bakery, a fridge or a secret stash in a secret drawer that nobody knows about. Because, you know, it’s a secret. Could this sugar craving be symptomatic of something else? While sugar cravings could mean that you…

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9 Symptoms of Low Blood Sugar You Need to Pay Attention to

Low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia, can be quite a dangerous condition. It is common among people who have diabetes and can occur even if you are managing it well. Hypoglycemia happens when the amount of blood glucose (the sugar in your blood) drops to a very low level, affecting your body’s normal functioning. This is often defined as a blood-sugar level below 70 mg/dl. A 2015 study published in the Journal Plos One shows that hypoglycemia is more common in people with type 2 diabetes or those who…

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