Sugar Causes Death?

A diet high in added sugar has been suspected of contributing to tooth decay, obesity and diabetes, but a new study found that the added sugar in an average American’s diet can increase the risk of death from heart disease by 20%. And those of us (about 10% of Americans) who get 25% of their calories from added sugar—which really isn’t that hard if you drink a few sodas—double their risk of death from heart disease.

What this study found is that even if you have a healthy weight, cholesterol within a desirable range and a normal blood pressure, your risk of dying from heart disease increases when you consume added sugars. The more added sugar consumed, the higher the risk.

This really should be a wake up call for all of us.

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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