Too much sugar will stress you out according to new study

Sugar is becoming known as a silent killer, leading people to develop conditions like type 2 diabetes and obesity, as well as fatty liver disease. Now it is thought that ingesting too much fructose could cause mental health issues like depression, anxiety and stress.
Fructose is a simple sugar that is naturally found in fruits, and is added to many processed foods.
A study, which was admittedly limited to rats, found that younger, ‘teenage’ rats that were put on a high fructose diet for ten weeks were more susceptible to stress than older rats, and those who hadn’t been on a sugary diet.
If this is applicable to humans, it means that eating sugary foods as a teenager could affect how able people are to deal with stress in adult life.
This is theorised to be because of the way fructose interacts with the brain and alters the development of it.
It goes to show that mental health, which is often overlooked by people and even doctors, can have biological grounds, and isn’t just something people can “get over.”
Of course, rats are not people, and the study may not relate to humans at all. But fructose can have other damaging effects on the body. It can lead to the development of type 2 diabetes, obesity and fatty liver disease, and a documentary coming out next year is based around sugar, the terrible things it can do to our bodies, and the best ways to cut it out of your life.

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