Too many connections with utorrent

I’ve limited my utorrent (which works fine) to a maximum of 50 connections. But with time the number of active connections in CFP (inbound and outbound) rise to very high levels (after one day there are about 500 connections, most belong to utorrent) while “netstat” always says there are about 55 connections. When I close utorrent and restart it it starts anew.
Is this a problem or can I ignore it?

Please post this in the uTorrent thread.