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每日跟讀#744: About health: Skin problems related to sugar intake


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每日跟讀#744: About health: Skin problems related to sugar intake

A study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology found that consuming a lot of sugar boosts your dopamine level as much as cocaine does and once it falls down you would want that dopamine boost again.


The inflammation that happens when you eat foods with a high glycemic index can worsen certain skin conditions. High-glycemic foods such as white bread, soda, salad dressings, candy, and other baked goods contain refined and processed sugars and starches that cause your insulin to spike.


Rising insulin levels subsequently increases the inflammation in the skin. And since inflammation is a key component in the formation of acne, you end up seeing flare-ups and an increase in the amount of acne on your face.


Too much sugar can also aggravate other skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. Because of this, if you have any kind of inflammatory issues, it is best to avoid excessive sugar intake.


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’Global epidemic’ of childhood inactivity 「全球流行性的」孩童運動不足

Four in five 11- to 17-year-olds around the world are not taking enough physical exercise, according to the first such analysis.


The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current recommendations of at least one hour of physical activity per day – including 85% of girls and 78% of boys.


The study – which is based on data reported by 1.6 million 11 to 17-year-old students – finds that across all 146 countries studied between 2001-2016 girls were less active than boys in all but four (Tonga, Samoa, Afghanistan and Zambia).


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