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Sugar speeds up aging process, study says

Eating too much sugar might do more than contribute to a tubby tummy; it might give you wrinkles too, according to a dermatology study.

The fact that eating too much sugar is unhealthy isn't exactly breaking news. But CNN reports that it might be even worse than previously thought. If a recent study in the British Journal of Dermatology is correct, eating sugary foods can actually contribute to developing wrinkles.

Macro photograph of a pile of sugar Lauri Andler via Wikipedia

When glucose enters the bloodstream, it latches onto proteins in the body. As it turns out, collagen and elastin, the proteins that help keep skin elastic, are two of the most susceptible proteins to this process, according to the study.

As if there weren't reason enough to cut back on sugar intake, maybe this new study will encourage more people to skip the treats and use sugar to power their iPods instead.