want to live a longer, healthier life, the single most
important change to make is to stop eating and drinking
foods that contain added sugars, one expert says.
Colby, a practitioner of personalized age management
medicine, says the more sugar a person consumes, the more
likely he or she is to become inflicted by a wide variety of
consumption not only increases the risk of disease, it also
raises the amount of advanced glycation end products (aptly
known as AGEs) within the body. AGEs are associated with
inflammation and promote the buildup of harmful substances
within the body such as bad cholesterol.
says there is more similarity between smoking a cigarette
and consuming products with sugar than most people realize.
food products targeted at children are laden with sugar. The
tobacco industry used to target a young demographic in
advertising campaigns, but the food industry is actually far
worse, Colby said.
like cigarettes, people get hooked early and consume the
substance more and more throughout their life until the
burden it levies on the body leads to disease, Colby said.