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Spasticity and sugar

Postby David1949 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:23 am

Has anyone noticed a connection between sugar intake and spasticity? I have frequent problems with spasiticity in which my leg jerks involuntarily. It seems to be worse if I have eaten a lot of sugar earlier in the day. Cutting back on sugar seems to help.

For the record I'm a 65 year old male dxed with ppms 18 years ago. I am still able to get around with my cane and leg brace, although I don't go very far anymore.
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Re: Spasticity and sugar

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:36 am

I find my 'jimmylegs' will act up if my zinc is low. your body goes through a fair amount of zinc when dealing with sugar intake.

related research:
Relationship between trace elements, sugar consumption, and taste in Crohn's disease.
http://gut.bmj.com/content/24/4/288.abstract
"Crohn's patients ate significantly more items of sweet food and added more sucrose to their diet compared with controls ... The plasma zinc (Fig. 1) and albumin were significantly lower in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis."

Maternal Zinc Deficiency in Rats Affects Growth and Glucose Metabolism in the Offspring by Inducing Insulin Resistance Postnatally
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/140/9/1621.short
"blood glucose and serum insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) concentrations at wk 3 were significantly higher in ZnD pups than in controls."
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Re: Spasticity and sugar

Postby erinc14 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:31 am

The Secrets of Sugar - the fifth estate - CBC News
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDaYa0AB8TQ
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Re: Spasticity and sugar

Postby jimmylegs » Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:52 pm

might be just me, but I never click links that don't come with some form of descriptor.
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Re: Spasticity and sugar

Postby erinc14 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:23 am

short doc on the dangers of sugar
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Re: Spasticity and sugar

Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:18 pm

thx!
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