I adore cupcakes but here is a worrying thought: according to scientists, eating too many of them can lead to excessive body and facial hair. The reason? Resistance to insulin – the hormone that controls blood sugar level – which can go haywire when you eat too much sugar.
In other words, a raised insulin level may trigger higher production of the ‘male’ hormone testosterone that can have us resembling our significantly hairier partners. What I wouldn’t do for a study that says sugar and sweet makes us younger, prettier and glossier… sigh!