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Look 10 Years Younger By Reducing Your Sugar Intake, New Book By Dermatologist Says

Posted Dec 18 2008 7:35pm

I'm always pleased when cutting-edge doctors or experts make a point to single out how a diet high in sugar could cause health woes.

Art_brandt_1about_pic_thumb So I was, of course, intrigued when the Daily Mail informed me that dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt's new book, 10 Minutes/10 Years: Your Definitive Guide To A Beautiful And Youthful Appearance, points out that "sugar is enemy Number One," as the newspaper put it.

In fact, in an article titled, "The sweet truth: Ditch sugar to look ten years younger," the reporter (unnamed) points out that Dr. Brandt believes that "by simply reducing your sugar intake, you can turn back the clock by ten years and improve the texture, tone and radiance of your skin."

Right on! That's exactly my message.

Indeed, Dr. Brandt, whose clients reportedly include Madonna, Rupert Everett, Cher and Ellen Barkin, points out that a diet high in sugar can cause premature ageing.

"I promise, as soon as you cut down on sugar, you’ll see an improvement in your skin," Dr. Brandt told the Daily Mail.

"Instead of rewarding yourself with chocolate, think about rewarding yourself with improved skin and a longer, healthier life."

Hurrah to Dr. Brandt for urging people to shift their focus away from rewarding themselves with sweets to rewarding themselves with more beautiful skin and better health. In fact, his remark sounds like something I'd say, too.

Incidentally, my book SUGAR SHOCK!  also delves into this sugar-skin connection. In fact, the foreword to the book is written by dermatologist Nicholas Perricone, M.D., who discusses the process of glycation and Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs).

In addition, SUGAR SHOCK!  includes a chapter, "For Your Beauty: Sugar Glutting Could Give You Pimples, Wrinkles, and More."

Again, hurrah to Dr. Brandt for helping to draw attention to the link between eating sugar and getting wrinkles or aging more quickly.

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