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Is excess sugar consumption related to suppressed immunity?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Could be...
There is some evidence that a sugar load will cause white blood cells (the immune blood cells) to not work as well.
In addition, people with chronic high blood sugar because of diabetes are known to have more inflammation and slightly lower immune function. So..... For many reasons, it's a good idea to keep sugar consumption to a minimum.

In brief: Could be...
There is some evidence that a sugar load will cause white blood cells (the immune blood cells) to not work as well.
In addition, people with chronic high blood sugar because of diabetes are known to have more inflammation and slightly lower immune function. So..... For many reasons, it's a good idea to keep sugar consumption to a minimum.
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