[caption id="attachment_56339" align="aligncenter" width="485"] Sugar Consumption Increases Heart Disease Risk[/caption]It is not a surprise to learn that most adults in the US regularly consume too much sugar, but now the researchers from the CDC have found that the increase in sugar consumption is linked to heart disease. The CHC researchers took a close look at nutrition surveys from the past two decades and found that most adults are regularly consuming more sugar than the recommended daily limit that is designated by the World Health Organization.
In addition, they found that the adults that consume more sugar calories have an increased risk of dying from some type of heart disease. Those that consume smaller amounts of sugar have a decreased risk of heart disease.
Lead author of the study, Quanhe Yang stated that they already knew that cardiovascular disease is one of the number one reasons that people die in the United States, but this is a new risk factor that has not be thoroughly examined yet. He added that one thing about heart disease risk factors is that most of them are actually easily modified if people choose to pay attention to their diet. For instance, sugar consumption on a daily basis can be altered if recognized as a danger.
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