Archive for the ‘Sugar’ Category

Sugar, gallstones

July 26, 2009

Refined sugar has been shown to increase the risk of gallstone formation, particularly in young persons, even in those who are not overweight. The mechanism is not yet understood, but a high sugar intake may stimulate insulin production. Insulin stimulates the synthesis of cholesterol. A high level of cholesterol in the bile may encourage gallstone production. (British Medical Journal 288:1103-1104, April 14, 1984)
Copyright 1984 Phylis A Austin


Sugar intake, duodenal ulcer

July 14, 2009

A diet low in refined sugar may decrease one’s chances of developing duodenal ulcer according to a recent study from the University of Nottingham. Earlier studies have shown an association between sugar intake and Crohn’s disease. (Gut 31:993-996, 1990)
Copyright 1990 Phylis A Austin

Crohn’s disease, diet, smoking

July 3, 2009

British researchers have discovered a link between the use of refined sugar, smoking, and Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease patients demonstrate a high intake of refined sugar and a low intake of fiber from fruits. Smoking also appears to increase the risk of Crohn’s disease. (British Medical Journal 290:1786-1787, June 15, 1985)
Copyright 1985 Phylis Austin

Depression, anxiety, fatigue, sugar and caffeine

August 10, 2008

A caffeine-free and refined sucrose-free diet may improve symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue in sensitive individuals. (Biological Psychiatry 29(7)679-692, April 1, 1991)
Copyright 1991 Phylis Austin

Fat free foods and sugar

July 14, 2008

Many low fat foods are high in sugar. Read food labels and eliminate those with more than 11 grams of refined sugar per serving. (Bottom Line Personal, May 15, 1997, p. 16) That figures out to a little over two teaspoons of sugar per serving, still quite a sugar jolt. Copyright 1997 Phylis Austin

Sugar and fat intake

July 14, 2008

Sugar consumption may increase fat consumption by making high fat foods more palatable. When a British study group was given a diet low in refined sugar their fat consumption also decreased. (The Lancet 345:1537-1540, June 17, 1995) Unfortunately, the fats usually sweetened with sugar are the worst kind for the heart — partially hydrogenated fats such as found in margarine. If you are fat or sick leave off the fats! Copyright 1995 Phylis Austin

Sugar and colon polyps

July 14, 2008

High sugar intake increases the incidence of colorectal polyps. (European Journal of Cancer (Suppl 1)30A, 1994) Copyright 1994 Phylis Austin