Sugar Linked to Cardiovascular Disease

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    A new study links the intake of added sugar with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

    Scientists looking at data from a national health survey investigated the possible link between added sugar intake as a percentage of daily calories and the risk of cardiovascular disease.  The data showed that, from 2005-2010, 71% of participants got 10% or more of their calories from added sugar while 10% of participants got 25% or more calories from added sugar.  With the higher intake of calories from added sugar, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease rose.   Regular intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, that being 7 servings or more per week, was linked to increased risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.  So what’s the answer?  You guessed it keep in moderation.