A recent study suggests added sugar may lead to cardiovascular health problems.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A recent study suggests sugar may be linked to heart disease. As reported by Cenegenetics Medical Institute, researchers on the study, which the authors believe is the first of its kind, found that sugar added to foods during preparation at home or manufacturing may lead to cardiovascular disease.
The study authors are quoted in the release as stating of their findings, “The results of our study demonstrate that increased added sugars are associated with important cardiovascular disease risk factors, including lower HDL-C levels, higher triglyceride levels, and higher ratios of triglycerides to HDL-C.”
The researchers further concluded, “Recommendations to reduce cardiovascular disease risk have long promoted a diet low in fat and cholesterol to lower levels of serum total cholesterol and LDL-C. Possibly as a result, the consumption of added fats and oils appears to have decreased, and intakes of refined carbohydrates appear to have increased. While the overall effect of these dietary trends is unclear, there is a need to review the dietary recommendations to see how they influence intake of added sugars and to develop further understanding of the role different carbohydrates and sugars play in increasing risk of chronic disease.”
More information about the study may be found in the April 21, 2010 online publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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