In a recent article, Peter Attia, MD, a longevity specialist, explained some of the problems with dietary sugar. He wrote that:
High glucose variability and higher (peak) glucose levels are each independently associated with accelerated onset of disease and death, even in non-diabetics. Prospective studies show that higher glucose variability in non-diabetics is associated with an increase in the risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, frailty, cardiovascular death, cancer death, and death from any cause compared to lower glucose variability. . .
More than 120 million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes… in the vast majority of cases, today’s normal individual is tomorrow’s diabetic patient if something isn’t done to detect and prevent the slide. . .
Lower [glucose levels] is better than higher when it comes to average glucose, glucose variability, and glucose peaks, even in non-diabetics.
You can read the full article on his website if you’re interested.