Monday, August 14, 2006

The Price of Sugar

According to Deborah Metzger, MD, PhD, coauthor of Stay Fertile Longer,
sugar can have a very negative effect on fertility.  She says....

"Sugar per se doesn't have nutrients in it, so any time you take calories that have sugar, refined flour, or something like that you're being robbed of nutrients. But more important, when you take in something that is broken down quickly, such as white foods, your insulin raises quickly. High insulin levels disrupt the delicate hormonal values in the ovaries so more testosterone is produced, so the quality of egg may not be what is needed. In some women, high insulin levels may cause irregular ovulation, irregular periods, or something commonly known as polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS."

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