The best way to prevent a spike in blood sugar is to keep it under control.
But a new study finds that a simple trick that reduces your blood sugar may also help prevent other health problems and even prevent future spikes.
Researchers from the University of Toronto and the University in Sydney found that people who reduced their sugar intake by as little as half a teaspoon of sugar a day were twice as likely to have a decrease in blood pressure and other signs of inflammation, even after controlling for a wide variety of risk factors.
“This may be the first study to look at whether reducing sugar intake can lower blood pressure,” lead author and PhD student Emily De Vries told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We have some evidence that low sugar intake is associated with lower blood pressures in older adults.
But we don’t know whether this association is related to sugar intake itself or to a higher risk of certain cardiovascular conditions like hypertension or type 2 diabetes.”
The researchers looked at a group of people who were taking insulin, a medication that lowers blood sugar.
In addition to reducing blood sugar levels, insulin also helps the body convert sugar into energy and fat.
A study published in the British Medical Journal earlier this year found that reducing insulin intake by half a tablet a day was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
“The idea that lowering sugar intake reduces the risk of blood sugar surges or other symptoms that can occur after eating sugar is really exciting,” Dr. De Vues said.
“If we can reduce the risk associated with sugar intake, it’s a great opportunity to help people reduce their risk of other health conditions.”
The University of Sydney study looked at the relationship between blood sugar and several risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes and stroke.
Participants were divided into three groups based on their blood sugar control.
Those in the control group were given an intravenous dose of insulin, which decreased their blood glucose levels.
Participants in the sugar reduction group had to take a tablet of sugar-free insulin and then eat a meal with the sugar.
Participants who reduced sugar intake were more likely to be able to tolerate a higher carbohydrate diet.
The study is the first to look specifically at sugar-reduction strategies that can be used to reduce the impact of sugar on blood sugar in older people.
It was published in a peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, and was published online on Wednesday.
Dr. De Puy said that the research suggests that it may be possible to reduce sugar intake in people with diabetes by as much as half.
“It’s very important that people know that if they reduce their sugar, their blood pressure will go down,” she said.
“So you could reduce your sugar intake without decreasing blood pressure or reducing inflammation.
But you’d still need to lower blood sugar to make that reduction effective.”
While it may seem counterintuitive, sugar-cutting is actually not that difficult.
Simply reduce your intake of sugar and you will likely see a drop in blood sugars, Dr. Puy explained.
Dr De Vyses said that if you reduce your daily sugar intake to the level that’s considered healthy, your body will continue to convert sugar to fat.
But if you decrease your sugar-to-fat ratio, you’ll probably be able see a decrease as well.
Dr Paul E. Prentice, a professor of nutrition at the University at Albany in New York, said that people should focus on making healthy choices about sugar intake and avoiding any sugar-sweetened beverages or desserts.
“There’s really no need to go to extremes,” Dr Prentice told the Daily News.
“There are many ways to reduce your sugars.”
Dr De Pyses also said that it’s important to take into account other health risks as well as sugar intake.
Dr Eves added that it could be helpful to try reducing sugar to the same level that you’d eat regular meals.
Dr Prentice said that one of the reasons sugar can increase the risk for diabetes is because it triggers the pancreas to release insulin, the hormone that helps keep blood sugar within healthy ranges.
“When you lower your blood sugars and insulin levels, that may be more likely for you to develop diabetes,” Dr De Vuy said.
In addition, some studies have shown that eating more sugar may increase the likelihood of heart disease and stroke, especially among people over 50.
Dr de Vues, who is also a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, said there’s a need to look beyond the diet alone.
“What’s really important is how you’re managing your sugar,” she told the newspaper.
“The sugar is just part of the equation, but the other parts of the diet have to be healthy and balanced.”
Dr. Prentices said that although it’s difficult to control blood sugar with only sugar-related changes, the researchers are still trying to understand the complex interactions of other risk factors, such as smoking and high blood pressure