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The scientists analyzed more than 8,000 participants , all civil servants. They were monitored from 1985 to 1988 and after that phase they answered a specific questionnaire from time to time. The researchers wanted to find out whether there was a concrete association between sugar consumption and the development of certain mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression.

After the analyzes, they realized that men who had high intakes of food and drink were more likely to have any of the disorders after five years. They also found a greater chance of harm to mental health in both men and women. The study, published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, stated that low sugar intake could promote better psychological health.

On the other hand, the British Dietetic Association contested the study, stating that it is not possible to prove the suggested claim. They point to flaws in the study, how patients report their own sugar consumption, and disregarded the consumption of alcoholic beverages as a source of sugar.

For them, the separation of the natural sugar from food and added sugar was unclear. "Dietary analysis makes it impossible to justify the bold claims made by researchers about sugar and depression in men. Reducing the intake of free sugars is good for your teeth, and may be good for your weight, too. Depression is not proven, "said nutritionist Catherine Collins, a spokeswoman for the association.


8 Tips to Avoid and Control Hypertension

8 Tips to Avoid and Control Hypertension

Controlling hypertension with medicines is routine in the lives of 1/4 of Brazilians. The disease, which overloads the heart, is chronic and can cause severe vision, kidney and brain problems, as well as causing myocardial infarction. But small attitudes can either prevent the condition or help control it.

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Problems in the labyrinth are responsible for more than 50% of cases of dizziness

Problems in the labyrinth are responsible for more than 50% of cases of dizziness

Regardless of the cause of dizziness, dietary errors are the major aggravating factor for labyrinth diseases and may precipitate intense bouts of dizziness. Health problems like uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes and hypothyroidism also worsen the functioning of the labyrinth. The most common diseases of the labyrinth are: BPPV This acronym (BPVB) refers to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo.

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