Re: Sugary drink consumption and risk of cancer: results from NutriNet-Santé prospective cohort
The supply of glucose is necessary, especially for the nervous system and erythrocytes. After overnight fasting, metabolic pathways such as gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis make significant contributions to the maintenance of adequate blood glucose concentrations; as glycogen stores deplete gluconeogenesis becomes more important for such maintenance. A failure in this metabolic pathway is fatal since hypoglycemia would be generated which can lead to brain dysfunction, which can lead to coma and death.
However, the excessive consumption of carbohydrates and bad eating habits accompanied by sedentary lifestyle lead to an alteration of the person's body mass index, generating obesity, which is a starting point for triggering multiple diseases such as resistance to insulin, cardiovascular diseases, alteration of metabolic pathways.
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