Sugar changes the microflora in the human body. This was found by scientists at Yale University, who proved that it was becoming overwhelmed by its excessive consumption.
The sweet product blocks the activity of the protein that is necessary for the reproduction of the intestinal microflora in the human body, according to the study of the Americans.
Intestinal microflora plays a key role in human health and its composition is determined by the diet.
Up to now, it was believed that carbohydrate extraction is only done in the small intestine, thus sugar never reaches the colon. According to scientists, however, it has a negative impact on the microflora and changes its composition.
Study data are for animals that have been on a special diet – high in glucose and fructose. Researchers observed the amount of beneficial bacteria in the body of experimental mice, with the focus on Bacteroides thetaiotamicron.
According to the team report, glucose and fructose sucrose blocks production of the Roc / Regulator of colonization protein, which is needed to regulate colonies of bacteria.
The results of the study only confirm the thesis that sugar is harmful to the body and can lead to different health problems.