Asked by Febna Rasheed | 9th Mar, 2012, 10:01: PM

Expert Answer:

Yes, intake of too much of glucose is harmful for our health. Glucose is a form of sugar and if taken in excess can cause many harmful effects throughout the body:

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system by causing white blood cells to be sluggish, thus lowering resistance to disease.

2.  Sugar tends to throw off the homeostatic balance of the whole body by increasing the production of adrenaline by many times

3.  Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, tooth decay and crankiness in children.

4.  Sugar can produce a significant rise in triglycerides.

5.  Sugar contributes to the reduction in defense against bacterial infection (infectious diseases).

6.  Sugar causes a loss of tissue elasticity and function, the more sugar you eat the more elasticity and functionality you loose.

7.  Sugar reduces high density lipoproteins.

8.  Sugar leads to chromium deficiency.

9   Sugar leads to cancer of the ovaries.

10. Sugar can increase fasting levels of glucose.

11. Sugar causes copper deficiency.

12. Sugar interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium.

13. Sugar can weaken eyesight.

14. Sugar raises the level of neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine.

15. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.                                

16. Sugar can produce an acidic digestive tract.

17. It can lead to arthritis or osteoporosis.

Answered by  | 12th Mar, 2012, 11:28: AM

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