“Free Sugar” Intake Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

“Free Sugar” Intake Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

It is common knowledge that high sugar intake imposes deleterious impacts on health. A recent study has depicted an association between a sugary diet and heart disease and stroke.

Sugary diets could be correlated with cardiovascular disease occurrences and higher triglyceride concentrations. A study published in BMC Medicine analyzed the dietary data of over 110,000 adults over 37 years of age for nine years. The findings depicted that with every 5% increase in total long-term ‘free sugar’ intake, the heart disease risk escalated by 6% while the risk for stroke rose by 10%.

On the other hand, fiber intake was shown to have the opposite effect on the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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