Sugar > Heart Disease

Heart Disease. One recent study showed that people who get 10-24.9% of their calories from sugar have a 30% increase in death from cardiovascular disease as compared to those who get less than 10% of calories from sugar. Those who consume more than 25% of calories from sugar have an even higher risk of death. It’s not clear why sugar has such a big impact. It may be due to the increase in blood pressure associated with sugary drinks, the liver pumping out fat into the bloodstream in response to simple sugar intake or some other yet-to-be identified cause. According to this study, excess sugar in our diet has the potential to take years off of our lives.

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