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Sugar’s Links with Mortality

New research associates high sugar intake with heart disease

Processed sugars are associated with (but don’t necessarily cause) increased rates of heart disease. New research on 12,000 people over 15 years found that there was a 29% increased risk of death by cardiovascular disease for people who drank at least seven servings of sugar-sweetened beverages per week compared to those who drank no more than one serving per week. Excess sugar can contribute to obesity and other determinants of cardiovascular disease.

PositiveTip: Minimize your intake of soda pop, sugar-sweetened teas, energy drinks and fruit juices.