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"Avoid Excess Sugar<br><br>
Most people do not realize this but excess sugar is considered one of the main causes of premature aging. The more sugar we eat, the more sugar we have entering our bloodstream. Over time, this can result in a process known as glycation, which is when a glucose (sugar) molecule damages a protein molecule by sticking to it. The new molecules formed are called advanced glycation end-products, or AGEs. AGEs damage collagen in skin, cartilage, and ligaments and promote a loss of elasticity. Wrinkles form and skin begins to sag."<br><br>
I'm looking up tips on natural skin care and stuff because I'm into that and I'm bored. This was interesting. I have issues with my weight (I'm fat lol) already, but now aging will be a problem as well if I dont cut sugar down significantly? I love my face, I dont want premature aging!<br><br>
lol And some tips on how to reduce sugar intake would be lovely. It's hard for me to imagine cutting down but I need to. I'm a vegan, so keep that in mind. (Yes, a fat vegan.) I eat lots of agave nectar and turbinado sugar, evaporated cane juice. It's not good, especially since Agave is apparently mostly fructose, which is apparently bad outside of natural fruits and vegetables. Also carbs are my issue, but I guess sugar is a carb. lol I need to watch those.
 

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Where did you read this? It sounds like an interesting theory (that excess sugar causes premature aging). It could well have something going for it as eating a lot of sugar really is quite bad for us for several other reasons.<br><br>
I know a little bit about proteins: Collagen is a type of protein, and glycation is a well-known process in molecular biology. Beyond that I'm not sure I can say much about this ageing theory, sorry.
 

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yes, i read this too. i think it was Dr Perricone? not sure if i spelled his name correctly. but he states that too. sugar causes swelling in the skin.<br>
just don't consume it. it's not that hard.
 

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It can't be. I've been a sugar-holic my whole life, and people constantly take me for fifteen years younger than I am. It's becoming embarrassing.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SomebodyElse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2884816"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It can't be. I've been a sugar-holic my whole life, and people constantly take me for fifteen years younger than I am. It's becoming embarrassing.</div>
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There is no one cause for premature ageing, and there are always anomalies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SomebodyElse</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2884816"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
It can't be. I've been a sugar-holic my whole life, and people constantly take me for fifteen years younger than I am. It's becoming embarrassing.</div>
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Same here.
 

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Huh, I did not know that. I've had a VERY hard time kicking the sugar. It's the main roadblock keeping me from losing these last 10-15 lbs. Even knowing I could be the size I want to be if I just GAVE IT UP, I can't seem to do it. But knowing it might give me wrinkles sooner? Yup, that'll do it. So thanks! We'll see how I do, thinking of wrinkles every time I eat it. LOL
 

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I doubt that sugar is primarily to blame for premature aging. I think the more relevant factors are skin damage from the sun, cigarettes alcohol and other drugs, external exposure to harsh chemicals, and overall poor health (lack of exercise, dehydration, poor diet). Sugar could play a role, but I bet that role is minor.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ElaineV</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2885217"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I doubt that sugar is primarily to blame for premature aging. I think the more relevant factors are skin damage from the sun, cigarettes alcohol and other drugs, external exposure to harsh chemicals, and overall poor health (lack of exercise, dehydration, poor diet). Sugar could play a role, but I bet that role is minor.</div>
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There is no one cause for premature ageing, and there are always anomalies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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yeah, exactly. otherwise i can say that drugs cigarettes and alcohol can't be a factor since i did them all my 20's and have no problems with premature ageing
 

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I doubt that sugar is primarily to blame for premature aging. I think the more relevant factors are skin damage from the sun, cigarettes alcohol and other drugs, external exposure to harsh chemicals, and overall poor health (lack of exercise, dehydration, poor diet). Sugar could play a role, but I bet that role is minor.</div>
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totally agree! and all of the chemical additives in foods prior to going veg! I'm 42 and totally floored a pt when I said I had a 24 yr old- his mouth dropped! Love it!
 

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totally agree! and all of the chemical additives in foods prior to going veg! I'm 42 and totally floored a pt when I said I had a 24 yr old- his mouth dropped! Love it!</div>
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I am 47 and have a 28 yr old. People still say I look much younger. My fiancee is 13 years younger so I am glad people don't notice the age difference. I am over weight and hope when I do lose the weight I don't start showing my age (lose skin).<br><br>
I do believe cigarettes and sun exposure cause more damage than sugar but I do believe sugar does play an big role in aging.
 

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yes, i read this too. i think it was Dr Perricone? not sure if i spelled his name correctly. but he states that too. sugar causes swelling in the skin.<br>
just don't consume it. it's not that hard.</div>
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Considering it's in virtually everything, yes it is that hard for many people.
 
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