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Mar 14, 2014

Too Much Sugar Leads to Heart Disease

According to a new study, high sugar consumption may increase risk for cardiovascular disease.  

Researchers used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (involving 31,147 people with 831 deaths from heart disease) in their analysis. From 2005 to 2010, 71% of study participants consumed more than 10% of their day’s calories from added sugar; about one in 10 adults in the study consumed over 25% of calories from added sugar. 

In considering mortality, it was found that those who took in 10-25% of their daily calories from added sugar, were at greater risk of dying from heart disease than those who took in less than 10%.  If more than 25% of the day’s calories came from added sugar, the risk of dying from heart disease nearly tripled.