"Chronically elevated blood sugar may directly damage the brain neurons or eventually cause health conditions that indirectly impair cognition," explains the study's lead author Dr. Kristine Yaffe, who works as a researcher in UCSF's Department of Psychiatry.
Though the study didn't have any men or younger people as test subjects, I'm pretty sure that the effects long-term sugar abuse hit us all the same way. Our sugar consumption pretty much sets us up for it.
In a previous post, I cited research which revealed that each year the average 30-something adult in the US consumes about 46 pounds of sugar. Kids, on the other hand, consume 49 pounds of the sweet stuff.
Those figures are way over the 32-pound limit, which, to me, still seems like a whole lot of sugar.
In addition to self-control, Yaffe and her colleagues advise that we should eat more non-starchy vegetables--like spinach, broccoli, lettuce, and tomatoes--and limit our intake of sugary snacks and pastries.
This way we get a healthy head start--as well as a fighting chance of combating the effects of our past sugary exploits.
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