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What are advanced glycation end products (AGEs)?

Joel H. Fuhrman, MD
Family Medicine
Low-nutrient calories increase toxic materials in the body, such as advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs are the result of a chain of chemical reactions and may be formed externally to the body by overcooking foods or inside the body though cellular metabolism. They form at a constant but slow rate in the normal body and accumulate with time, but their formation can be accelerated by your eating habits.

AGEs affect nearly every type of cell and molecule in the body and are major factors in aging and age-related chronic diseases. Their production is markedly accelerated in diabetics, and they are believed to play a causative role in the vascular complications of the disease. The secret to aging more slowly and remaining youthful is to prevent the accumulation of AGEs in the body.
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