Episode 22: How Sugar Damages the Body

May 05, 2024

Welcome to Episode 22 of The Road to Carnivore Podcast!

This 16-minute discusses the nuances of how sugar damages the body. We’ve all heard before that sugar is unhealthy, but the damage is so much worse than most people know.

If you have trouble resisting sugar, the information shared here may serve as extra motivation to stay away from it. 

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Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies

Is obesity an inflammatory condition?

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women

Use of caloric and non-caloric sweeteners in US consumer packaged foods, 2005–9

Fructose consumption as a risk factor for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Effect of Dietary Sugar Intake on Biomarkers of Subclinical Inflammation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Intervention Studies

Decreased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages improved selected biomarkers of chronic disease risk among US adults: 1999 to 2010

Low to moderate sugar-sweetened beverage consumption impairs glucose and lipid metabolism and promotes inflammation in healthy young men: a randomized controlled trial

Acute effects of feeding fructose, glucose and sucrose on blood lipid levels and systemic inflammation

Are you inflamed? 5 signs to look out for

Nutrition and aging skin: sugar and glycation

Chronic Inflammation

The Evils Of Sugar – This Is Where The Scientific Fun Starts

A short-term high-sugar diet is an aggravating factor in experimental allergic contact dermatitis

Sweet Revenge: Taking Advantage of Cancer Cells’ Hunger for Sugar and Other Nutrients


Sugar cranks up kids, but leaves them cranky

Dr. Lustig Interview with Dr Chatterjee

High-Fat, High-Sugar Diet Disrupts the Preovulatory Hormone Surge and Induces Cystic Ovaries in Cycling Female Rats

Abrupt decrease in serum testosterone levels after an oral glucose load in men: implications for screening for hypogonadism

Men experience an abrupt decrease in testosterone levels after sugar intake, study finds

Insulin Dynamics in Young Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Normal Glucose Tolerance across Categories of Body Mass Index

The contribution of hyperinsulinemia to the hyperandrogenism of polycystic ovary syndrome

Low testosterone levels are common and associated with insulin resistance in men with diabetes

Sugar sweetened beverages and cardiometabolic health

A prospective study of dietary glycemic load, carbohydrate intake, and risk of coronary heart disease in US women

Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease, study suggests

Added sugars drive nutrient and energy deficit in obesity: a new paradigm

Refined Sugar Its Use and Misuse

Intake of free sugars and micronutrient dilution in Australian adults

Malnutrition in Obesity: Is It Possible?

Added sugars drive nutrient and energy deficit in obesity: a new paradigm

Sugar Nation by Jeff O’Connell

High serum glucose levels are associated with a higher perceived age

Fructose and Sugar: A Major Mediator of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Not Salt But Sugar As Aetiological In Osteoporosis: A Review

The Effects of Modifying Amount and Type of Dietary Carbohydrate on Esophageal Acid Exposure Time and Esophageal Reflux Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Diet and breast cancer: the possible connection with sugar consumption

Coffee, tea, and sugar-sweetened carbonated soft drink intake and pancreatic cancer risk: a pooled analysis of 14 cohort studies

Dietary sugar, glycemic load, and pancreatic cancer risk in a prospective study

Impaired glucose tolerance and cardiovascular disease: the possible role of post-prandial hyperglycemia