Why Cupcakes Might Be Making You Hairy

By Sarah Jio, Glamour magazine

Do you have a sweet tooth? Details on why too many splurges may be leading to excess body and facial hair...

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I don't mean to vilify cupcakes. I do love them, on occasion. But think about this next time you're reaching for a second chocolate cupcake: Experts say that too many sweets in your diet can lead to something a little unsettling: excess body and facial hair.

It may all be caused by insulin resistance, the hormone that controls blood sugar level, which can go haywire when you eat too much sugar. "The problem is that a raised insulin level may trigger growth factors which make the ovaries produce too much of the 'male' hormone testosterone, which can lead to excess hair," says nutritionist Marilyn Glenville.

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If you were looking for a reason to cut back on sweets, that's a pretty good one, right?

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