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interesting excerpt from a link in another thread:

The bulk of the age-related tissue damage classified as ?glycation end-products? (or ?advanced glycation end-products,? AGEs), referred to as ?age spots? on the skin, are produced by decomposition of the polyunsaturated fats, rather than by sugars, and this would be minimized by the protective oxidation of glucose to carbon dioxide.
?Sugars, in the presence of polyunsaturated fats, cause glycation and AGEs? ? Dr Catherine Shanahan
The term ?glycation? indicates the addition of sugar groups to proteins, such as occurs in diabetes and old age, but when tested in a controlled experiment, lipid peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids produces the protein damage about 23 times faster than the simple sugars do (Fu, et al., 1996).

and it’s a good point about nigella (i mean, i would kill to look like her now, in my early 20s, much less at 50)

see also: christina tosi

according to her own reports, this girl eats (and has always, since childhood, eaten) pretty much only candy, “junk” cereal, and cookie dough (sample week? of food here )