Sugar-rich diet may raise likelihood of cardiovascular death

02/3/2014 | USA Today · Reuters · MedPage Today (free registration)

Adults who got more than 21% of their daily calories from added sugar were twice as likely to die from heart problems compared with those who consumed less than 10% of calories from added sugar, CDC researchers found. Consumption of seven or more weekly servings of sugary drinks was associated with a 29% increased likelihood of death from heart disease compared with drinking one serving or less. "There are a lot of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Many of them are modifiable," said researcher Quanhe Yang.

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