Health Hint

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint addresses a little know issue called sugar sag.

The period between Halloween and the New Year may seem to some like one big sugar fest. While many people are concerned about what that will mean for their waist line, there’s another possible effect of too much sugar – sugar sag. This is essentially a loss of elasticity in the skin caused by elevated levels of sugar and can result in wrinkles and loose skin. It’s not just sugar itself that can cause this but also any foods that raise blood sugar, like simple carbohydrates such as white bread and white rice. Combat sugar sag by incorporating more fruits and veggies, herbs, and spices into your diet.”

Dr. Rajani Katta, professor of dermatology