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Lowering Sugar Increases HDL Cholesterol in Youth

Sugar is a modifiable dietary risk factor.

Sugar, sugar, sugar...we all love it in almost everything! High consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, fruit juice, and sweetened teas is associated in children with higher triglyceride levels. Researchers found in a group of 600 young people that as sugary drink consumption decreased over 12 months their HDL (good) cholesterol increased. Reducing just one or more servings per day made a significant difference.

PositiveTip: Replace sugary beverages with the universal zero calorie drink--water!