Eating sugar has been linked to various problems like diabetes, but recent research links it to a higher risk of having osteoporosis which is a condition characterized by having brittle bones that break easily. Researchers were considering the effects of table salt and refined sugar on osteoporosis in the study. What they found was that contrary to popular belief, table salt does not increase the risk to osteoporosis. It was revealed that the real cause in the circle was sugar. Some of the findings of the research was that sugar increased renal acid load, induced inflammation, and raised the level of insulin in the body. At the same time calcium intake was reduced and calcium secretion was increased from the body. Therefore, the researchers concluded that sugar induces osteoporosis by making the body to release calcium from the body.
- The researchers concentrated on the effect of table salt and white refined sugar on osteoporosis. One shock finding is that table salt is not a risk factor for it.
- The reports found that sugar when taken into the body can reduce calcium intake, induce inflammation, increase the renal acid load, and raise the level of insulin.
- Taking sugar can lead to spikes in blood sugar levels and the body reacts to this spike by leaching calcium thereby leading to osteoporosis.
“New research revealed that consuming refined white sugar can increase your risk of osteoporosis, a condition characterized by brittle bones that easily break.”