Judy, I think it would be interesting to see if there is an actual link between sugar consumption and pain. My husband also has chronic pain that has gotten worse these past years and so has his sugar consumption. Let me know if you find a connection
"The amount of sugar in a two and one-half cans of soda can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by 40 percent. Sugar has an immune-suppressing effect that kicks in less than 30 minutes after consumption - and it may last five hours. No such effect, however, results from complex carbohydrates or starches."
OnFitness magazine - November/December 2009 issue p. 37
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