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10 scary things that happen to your body when you eat too much sugar

INSIDER Logo By Joanna Fantozzi of INSIDER | Slide 2 of 11:  Multiple studies have linked the consumption of sugary foods and drinks to weight gain. Research published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" in 2011 confirmed a "positive association" between drinking soft drinks regularly and the rising obesity epidemic. "Sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soda, provide little nutritional benefit and increase weight gain and probably the risk of diabetes, fractures, and dental caries," the researchers concluded.Your body needs glucose to survive, but when you consume more than you need, what happens?"When you consume more sugar than the body can use, the body converts it into fatty acid and stores it for future use in adipose fatty cells, such as the hips, thighs, arms, and stomach," Lee said.

Weight gain

Multiple studies have linked the consumption of sugary foods and drinks to weight gain. Research published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" in 2011 confirmed a "positive association" between drinking soft drinks regularly and the rising obesity epidemic.

"Sugar-sweetened beverages, particularly soda, provide little nutritional benefit and increase weight gain and probably the risk of diabetes, fractures, and dental caries," the researchers concluded.

Your body needs glucose to survive, but when you consume more than you need, what happens?

"When you consume more sugar than the body can use, the body converts it into fatty acid and stores it for future use in adipose fatty cells, such as the hips, thighs, arms, and stomach," Lee said.

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