Blood sugar regulation

I was interviewed last year by Carte Blanche on the topic of 'sugar' and sugar addiction. We talked about the negative consequences of sugar consumption - the obvious ones are becoming over-weight or obese and progressing through stages of insulin resistance and diabetes. However, one less obvious link to excess sugar consumption is systemic inflammatory imbalances - sugar is very pro-inflammatory and inflammation has been linked to pretty much all the degenerative diseases of our time: CV disease, arthritis, neurodegeneration, autoimmune conditions, and potentially even cancer.

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Where do you exercise?

When I lived in Cape Town, I met a lot of runners, cyclists, triathletes and gym-goers. It is in fact a particularly fit and healthy city when I compare with other places that I've lived in the UK and the States. There are plenty of exceptions to that rule, though, and Cape Town has it's fair share of stress junkies who work hard and play hard, expecting their bodies to cope with the strain. The number of over-worked, over-trained cyclists that I've seen since I’ve been in South Africa ....... 

Ian Craig
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