Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Diets high in added sugar raise heart disease risk - latimes

A new study suggests that diets high in added sugars can alter levels of important blood fats and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, those who consumed more than 17.5% of their calories from the sugars — be it ordinary table sugar derived from sugar cane or sugar beets, high fructose corn syrup or any other caloric sweetener — were 20% to 30% more likely to have high levels of blood fats called triglycerides than people with the low-sugar diets, the study found.

Diets high in sugar raise heart disease risk - Los Angeles Times
Sugar Added to Food Linked to Heart Disease Risk, Cholesterol BusinessWeek


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