NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
August 16, 2017
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that a new guideline from American College of Physicians highlights an opportunity for family physicians to prevent osteoporosis overtesting? They say DO NOT frequently repeat test women with normal bone mineral density because most will not progress to osteoporosis in 15 years.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
More Bad News for Sugar Lovers

Bonnie and Steve:
 Men who consume more than 67 grams of sugar per day, about the amount found in two cans of soda, could be increasing their risk of common mood disorders by 23% after five years, compared to those who consume 39.5 grams or less sugar.

The study, appearing in last month's Scientific Reports, stated that most adults consume much more than the recommended level of added sugar in their diets.

In another recent study in Lipids, researchers found that eating sugary candy strains the liver, alter the body's fatty acid metabolism, and increases the risk of cardiometabolic diseases in childhood.

Children's poor blood fatty acid composition reflects their diet, but luckily this composition can be influenced by lifestyle interventions, especially if they are family-based.

The plasma fatty acid composition reflects not only the quality of dietary fat, but also the quality of dietary carbohydrates in children's diets. For example, triglycerides were higher in children who consumed a lot of sugar, and lower in children who consumed plenty of whole grains, fruit, and vegetables. 

The findings are in line with what we know. Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates stimulates the production of triglycerides, fats which are stored in fat tissue. The more triglycerides we produce, the more fat tissue we have.

This goes to show that the path to weight maintenance and sickness is multifactorial. Overconsumption of saturated fat is never good. Consumption of the wrong kind of carbohydrates is worse. Even eating excessively high amounts of protein, amounts which we never would recommend of course, can be detrimental.

Your body must do something with the calories it cannot use. Unfortunately for us, our genes have not changed for millennia. Thousands of years ago, food was scarce, so we created a wonderful way to hang onto the calories when we ate a big meal: store the excess as fat tissue. We would then burn the fat tissue during leaner times.

The problem now is that our bodies have not adjusted genetically. Thus, we hang onto all these extra calories as fat, which leads to overweight and obesity.
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