Sugar affects many systems in the body and contributes to a host of health problems. Read Nancy Appleton's list of 78 symtpoms associated with excess refined sugar.
Triglycerides are those fatty fibers that move through the bloodstream and should be kept to a level of 150 or less. I used to wonder why mine were so high as I never or rarely ate red meat or fried foods. What I didn’t know was sugar and white flour foods like bagels play a significant role in raising triglycerides, and I was eating a cookie or two every day, and frequently ate bagels.