As the data continues to accumulate from the numerous health studies pertaining to diets and the effects on our health there is one thing for certain, living a long, healthy and alert life means avoiding the corner candy store.
Fox News reports that researchers out of the UK have concluded that a diet of excess sugar may lead to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
The numbers from the study crunched by scientists at the University of Bath, suggest that an excess of glucose, or simple sugars, causes degradation of a crucial enzyme necessary for the body’s early defense against the initial stage of the debilitating disease. It is also widely accepted in the health community that diabetes patients possess a higher risk factor for the onset of the disease.
So, the message from the health research community is clear – avoid the uber-delicious confections fueled by sucrose and high fructose corn syrup and instead grab a granola bar, celery (without the bloody mary) or a piece of savory cardboard. While it may not be fun, the chances of reaching old age at full mental capacity while the image in the mirror changing with the years, will be increased without the frozen Snickers bar.
There is no response at this time from the candy companies and purveyors of perfected sweetness, but there has to be a way to shift the blame to politicians for this plight.
Read the full Fox News article here.