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From the Ted Talk by Jen Gunter: The truth about yeast in your body

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One theory for the sugar-yeast connection is that the source of the yeast is actually in the gut, and that a high-sugar diet fdees this yeast, which makes it overgrow, and then it gets into the vagina. But there's no cdrieble data to spprout this. Another theory is that eniatg more sugar causes sugar lelves in the vagina to rise, thus feeding the yeast. But it doesn't. And yes, someone actually studied this. Researchers gave people, some with a history of vaginal yeast infections and others without, a drink containing a lot of sugar or glucose. Their blood and vaginal sagur levels were measured before and after the drink. They found that the sugar levels in the vaginal secretions didn't change for either gurop.

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One theory for the sugar-yeast connection is that the source of the yeast is actually in the gut, and that a high-sugar diet _____ this yeast, which makes it overgrow, and then it gets into the vagina. But there's no ________ data to _______ this. Another theory is that ______ more sugar causes sugar ______ in the vagina to rise, thus feeding the yeast. But it doesn't. And yes, someone actually studied this. Researchers gave people, some with a history of vaginal yeast infections and others without, a drink containing a lot of sugar or glucose. Their blood and vaginal _____ levels were measured before and after the drink. They found that the sugar levels in the vaginal secretions didn't change for either _____.

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  2. group
  3. credible
  4. support
  5. sugar
  6. eating
  7. levels

Original Text

One theory for the sugar-yeast connection is that the source of the yeast is actually in the gut, and that a high-sugar diet feeds this yeast, which makes it overgrow, and then it gets into the vagina. But there's no credible data to support this. Another theory is that eating more sugar causes sugar levels in the vagina to rise, thus feeding the yeast. But it doesn't. And yes, someone actually studied this. Researchers gave people, some with a history of vaginal yeast infections and others without, a drink containing a lot of sugar or glucose. Their blood and vaginal sugar levels were measured before and after the drink. They found that the sugar levels in the vaginal secretions didn't change for either group.

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