In addition to throwing off the body's homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.
1-Sugar can suppress your immune system and impair your defenses against infectious disease.
2-Sugar can cause can cause a rapid rise of adrenaline, hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children.
3-Sugar can produce a significant rise in total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol and a decrease in good cholesterol.
4-Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function.
5-Sugar feeds cancer cells and has been connected with the development of cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate, rectum, pancreas, biliary tract, lung, gallbladder and stomach.
6-Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose and can cause reactive hypoglycemia.
7-Sugar can weaken eyesight.
8-Sugar can cause many problems with the gastrointestinal tract including: an acidic digestive tract, indigestion, malabsorption in patients with functional bowel disease, increased risk of Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis.
9-Sugar can cause premature aging.
10-Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
11-Sugar can cause your saliva to become acidic, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
12-Sugar contributes to obesity.
13-Sugar can cause autoimmune diseases such as: arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis.
14-Sugar greatly assists the uncontrolled growth of Candida Albicans (yeast infections).
15-Sugar can cause gallstones.
16-Sugar can cause appendicitis.
17-Sugar can cause hemorrhoids.
18-Sugar can cause varicose veins.
19-Sugar can elevate glucose and insulin responses in oral contraceptive users.
20-Sugar can contribute to osteoporosis.
21-Sugar can cause a decrease in your insulin sensitivity thereby causing an abnormally high insulin levels and eventually diabetes.
22-Sugar can lower your Vitamin E levels.
23-Sugar can increase your systolic blood pressure.
24-Sugar can cause drowsiness and decreased activity in children.
25-High sugar intake increases advanced glycation end products (AGEs)(Sugar molecules attaching to and thereby damaging proteins in the body).
26-Sugar can interfere with your absorption of protein.
27-Sugar causes food allergies.
28-Sugar can cause toxemia during pregnancy.
29-Sugar can contribute to eczema in children.
30-Sugar can cause atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease.
31-Sugar can impair the structure of your DNA.
32-Sugar can change the structure of protein and cause a permanent alteration of the way the proteins act in your body.
33-Sugar can make your skin age by changing the structure of collagen.
34-Sugar can cause cataracts and nearsightedness.
35-Sugar can cause emphysema.
36-Sugar lowers the ability of enzymes to function.
37-Sugar intake is higher in people with Parkinson's disease.
38-Sugar can increase the size of your liver by making your liver cells divide and it can increase the amount of liver fat.
39-Sugar can increase kidney size and produce pathological changes in the kidney such as the formation of kidney stones.
40-Sugar can damage your pancreas.
41-Sugar can increase your body's fluid retention.
42-Sugar is enemy #1 of your bowel movement.
43-Sugar can compromise the lining of your capillaries.
44-Sugar can make your tendons more brittle.
45-Sugar can cause headaches, including migraines.
46-Sugar can reduce the learning capacity, adversely affect school children's grades and cause learning disorders.
47-Sugar can cause an increase in delta, alpha, and theta brain waves which can alter your mind's ability to think clearly.
48-Sugar can cause depression.
49-Sugar can increase your risk of gout.
50-Sugar can increase your risk of Alzheimer's disease.
51-Sugar can cause hormonal imbalances such as: increasing estrogen in men, exacerbating PMS, and decreasing growth hormone.
52-Sugar can lead to dizziness.
53-Diets high in sugar will increase free radicals and oxidative stress.
54-High sucrose diets of subjects with peripheral vascular disease significantly increases platelet adhesion.90
55-High sugar consumption of pregnant adolescents can lead to substantial decrease in gestation duration and is associated with a twofold increased risk for delivering a small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infant.
56-Sugar is an addictive substance.
57-Sugar can be intoxicating, similar to alcohol.
58-Sugar given to premature babies can affect the amount of carbon dioxide they produce.
59-Decrease in sugar intake can increase emotional stability.
60-The rapid absorption of sugar promotes excessive food intake in obese subjects.
61-Sugar can worsen the symptoms of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
62-Sugar adversely affects urinary electrolyte composition.
63-Sugar can slow down the ability of your adrenal glands to function.
64-Sugar has the potential of inducing abnormal metabolic processes in a normal healthy individual and to promote chronic degenerative diseases.
65-I.V.s (intravenous feedings) of sugar water can cut off oxygen to your brain.
66-Sugar increases your risk of polio.
67-High sugar intake can cause epileptic seizures.
68-Sugar causes high blood pressure in obese people.
69-In intensive care units: Limiting sugar saves lives.
70-Sugar may induce cell death.
71-In juvenile rehabilitation camps, when children were put on a low sugar diet, there was a 44 percent drop in antisocial behavior.
72-Sugar dehydrates newborns.
73-Sugar can cause gum disease.
74-Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in your body: causes chromium and copper deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.
75-Your body changes sugar into 2 to 5 times more fat in the bloodstream than it does starch.
76-High sugar intake can impair the physiological homeostasis of many systems in your body.