Experts have nearly come up with findings regarding the cellular mechanism and its link between metabolic disease and increased sugar consumption. Ideally, the human body needs sugar to survive. However, an increase in consumption harms one’s health.
Too much consumption can lead to diseases such as hypertension, heart diseases, fatty liver, diabetes, and other metabolic diseases. But the question is, how overconsumption of sugar can lead to metabolic diseases cellularly could be complicated among researchers.
A recent study has recommended that excess sugar may cause cellular production called mitochondria. Excess glucose in cells is due to the amount of sugar in your diet. The composition of lipids can be affected throughout the body and involves constructing mitochondria and its function in turn.
Does a low-sugar diet reverse any metabolic disorders?
The mouse model showed that too much sugar lessens the absorption of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the membrane of mitochondria, which results in less efficient mitochondria. PUFAs also play essential roles in moderating biological processes like blood pressure, cellular communication, and inflammation.
Moreover, too much sugar is synthesized into various fatty acid shapes that are less flexible and efficient than PUFAs. It disturbs the composition of lipids of the membrane and adds pressure on mitochondria, which results in their destruction and affects their performance.