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Consuming Higher Amounts Of Added Sugar Boosts Lipid Levels, Cardiovascular Risks

April 21, 2010: 08:31 AM EST
In the first study of its kind, U.S. scientists have found a significant statistical association between consumption of high levels of sugars in processed foods with high levels of triglycerides (fats) in the blood, a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Examining health data on more than 6,000 surveyed adults, scientists measured added sugars as a percent of total calories, from less than five percent to more than 25 percent. According to the study, the average daily consumption of added sugars was 15.8 percent of total daily caloric intake, a “substantial increase” from 1978 levels. In addition to higher levels of triglycerides, average levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL-C) were lower among respondents who consumed higher amounts of sugars. “Our data support dietary guidelines that target a reduction in consumption of added sugar,” one researcher said.
Jean A. Welsh, M.P.H., R.N., Miriam B. Vos, M.D., M.S.P.H., et al., "Caloric Sweetener Consumption and Dyslipidemia Among US Adults", Journal of the American Medical Association, April 21, 2010, © American Medical Association
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