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16 November 2007

Too Much Sugar Kills Your Sex Life

High levels of fructose and glucose in your bloodstream can turn off the gene controlling sex hormone quantities in both men and women.

These simple sugars are metabolized in the liver, with the excess stored as fat. But too much fat synthesis deactivates the SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) gene, causing levels of SHBG protein to plummet. SHBG protein controls the levels of testosterone and estrogen in your body.

Too little SHBG protein means too much testosterone and estrogen, which increases your chances of acne, infertility, polycystic ovaries, uterine cancer, and heart disease.

* November 10, 2007

* Softpedia November 10, 2007

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