How sugar converts to fat

Why Sugar Makes Us Fat (Health And Medical Video July 2018).

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An increase in glucose levels in the blood is accompanied by a non-enzymatic formation of various glucose compounds with proteins. In turn, glycosylation of proteins leads to damage to their structure and changes in function.

For example, damage to the proteins of the vascular wall leads to atherosclerotic changes, the skin proteins - to the formation of wrinkles, proteins of the brain - to the development of Alzheimer's disease or other neurological disorders.


- It is a molecule with a large energy potential, which is easily oxidized, an increase in its concentration in the blood is accompanied by an increase in the formation of free radicals.

An elevated level of insulin, on the one hand, leads to an increase in the synthesis of fats and their decomposition. This leads to such a situation when, against the background of the general tendency of fat accumulation in the body of the adipose tissue cells, they do not contain triglycerides (compounds of fatty acids and glycerol), and they leak into the bloodstream. Triglycerides badly hold cells of adipose tissue in the upper half of the trunk, and especially in the abdominal cavity. That is why obesity in the abdomen (male, abdominal, central, or oblique type obesity) is a major symptom of metabolic syndrome.

When insulin-resistant, the liver is overfilled with fats and begins to synthesize a large amount of fatty substances of very low density, which are short-lived and rapidly converted into dlitelozhivushchie lipoproteins. Lipoproteins of low density are easily subjected to various modifications, in particular, oxidized by the action of free radicals. Oxidized lipoproteins of low density are a leading factor in the development of atherosclerosis.

In the body of a person suffering from a metabolic syndrome, an increased tendency to thrombophobia, because excess of insulin, causes an increase in factors that enhance blood coagulation. Hence, a sharp increase in the probability of formation of blood clots in the arteries of the myocardium and an increased risk of developing myocardial infarction.

Metabolic syndrome entails the emergence of multiple vicious circles in the body. Especially it is dangerous because by initially changing the metabolism or by connecting to already existing metabolic disorders, it launches self-discharging mechanisms of damage to the organism.

For example, when obesity hyperinsulinemia leads to a further set of excess fat tissue and prevents weight loss.

Marianne Trifonova, "How to live to be healthy and healthy", Exmo Publishing, 2011.

How sugar converts to fat

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