Does excess dietary sugar intake cause inflammation in the body?

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MoveWeight
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Does excess dietary sugar intake cause inflammation in the body?

Post by MoveWeight » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm

I’ve heard disagreements on this as of late. What say you?



John Weatherly
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Re: Does excess dietary sugar intake cause inflammation in the body?

Post by John Weatherly » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:45 am

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/su ... flammation
Good short article above. Note what says about regular soda. A lot of people 'drink' a lot of sugar. What in the world are organizations like the NSCA and ACSM doing with Pepsi (owns Gatorade) and Coke (ACSM) as sponsors?

RandomJabroni
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Re: Does excess dietary sugar intake cause inflammation in the body?

Post by RandomJabroni » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:31 am

The word "inflammation" carries a bad stigma, but inflammation, in and of itself, is not necessarily a bad thing. Acute inflammation as a mechanism of getting back to homeostasis is a constant in humans.

With that being said, a slew of problems occurs when the acute inflammation turns into chronic inflammation. The study below from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the consumption of an added 40 grams of sugar per day in the form of a 12-ounce soda was enough to increase inflammatory markers, increase insulin resistance, and increase LDL cholesterol. This is another reason why high sugar "sports drinks" should not be available 24-7 for athletes... and that is before even getting into the food dyes that are illegal in Europe, but somehow safe here.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21677052

JB00
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Re: Does excess dietary sugar intake cause inflammation in the body?

Post by JB00 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:33 am

Glycation will cause an immune response, so I don't know how anyone could argue that excess sugar won't increase pro-inflammatory cytokines & thus inflammation.

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