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We Ask a Derm: Does Sugar Really Make Your Skin Sag?

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It’s no secret that consuming too much sugar has negative effects on your health. Too much sugar in your diet (especially those found in processed foods like soda, cereal and packaged snacks) has been linked to the inconvenient (i.e., cavities, bloating and weight gain) and the insidious (diabetes, heart disease and cancer).

But here’s something you might not have known: “Having excess sugar in your body can also have profound effects on the skin through a process called glycation,” says Christine C. Kim, a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles.

Um, what the heck is glycation, doc?
“Glycation is a process that occurs when sugar and its byproducts attach to various fibers and proteins in our body. This creates molecules called advanced glycation end products or AGEs,” explains Rachel Nazarian, a board-certified dermatologist in New York.



Source : PureWow – We Ask a Derm: Does Sugar Really Make Your Skin Sag? Edited By, Jenny Jin

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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