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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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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