Too much sugar turns off gene that controls the effects of sex steroids. #rawfoods
Eating too much fructose and glucose can turn off the gene that regulates the levels of active testosterone and estrogen in the body, shows a new study in mice and human cell cultures that’s published this month in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. This discovery reinforces public health advice to eat complex carbohydrates and avoid sugar.
Table sugar is made of glucose and fructose, while fructose is also commonly used in sweetened beverages, syrups, and low-fat food products. Estimates suggest North Americans consume 33 kg of refined sugar and an additional 20 kg of high fructose corn syrup per person per year.
The rest of the story: http://www.physorg.com/news113902673.html
The original report: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=2066187&blobtype=pdf
[ See also "124 Ways Sugar Ruins Your Health" -
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