Sugar and Metabolic Syndrome
Having either one of these conditions does not mean that someone has metabolic syndrome, however the risk of developing complications is increased. The chance of developing more serious diseases is even higher in one that develops more of these conditions. Some of the complications of metabolic syndrome include stroke, heart disease and diabetes.
One of the risk factors of metabolic syndrome is having high sugar diets, which have become increasingly popular components of mainstream diets, often accommodating to both cost and taste. Ice cream by the beach with your friends sounds a lot more satisfying than fruits and vegetables to be fair. However, increased sugar intake can contribute to obesity.
Epidemologic studies have significantly found that the likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases, type two diabetes melltius and overall obesity is heightened with increased sugar consumption. Increased sugar intake was found to translate to higher blood pressure levels, parallel to inflammation, hence increasing the likelihood of developing cardiovascular diseases with increased strain upon the body. Likewise, high sugar diets were also found to alter long term appetites within individuals, with the body no longer satisfied with the calories and nutrients provided by whole and healthy foods.