Think back to your childhood — do you remember downing more sweets and sugar than you probably should have? I hope you enjoyed youth back then, because unfortunately, all this sugar may have accelerated the aging process.
A 2009 study, published on the PLOS open access website, found a positive relationship between glucose consumption and the aging of our cells. It can manifest itself and can be the cause of something as simple as wrinkles to something as dire as chronic disease.
But there is other alarming evidence that sugar may affect the aging of your brain as well. This study published 2012 in the Journal of Physiology described how excess sugar consumption was linked to deficiencies in memory and overall cognitive health. Another study from a Georgia State University team, conducted on rats (yes, yes… I know), showed similar findings.