White blood cells, including T-helper cells, are adversely affected by excessive amounts of sugar in the bloodstream. Studies: the greatest effects occurred between one and two hours after a liquid sugar meal, but ability was depressed for up to 5 hours afterwards. (Jon D., MD. Immune Power. p 28-30. NY:St. Martin’s Press, 1993.)

If a person consumed no sugar for 12 hours, each white blood cell could destroy an average of fourteen bacteria. When 24 teaspoons of sugar were ingested (average amount in a medium piece of cheesecake or a milk shake) the white blood cells were so compromised they could only destroy an average of one bacterium each, a 92% reduction. (Nedley, Neil, M.D. Proof Positive. p 184-185. OK: Nedley. 1998, 1999.)