Added sugars in diet linked to heart disease mortality

04/7/2014 |

Adults who got 17% to 21% of their calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from heart disease than did those whose added sugar was less than 8% of total calories in their diet, CDC researchers found. The findings, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys involving more than 40,000 adults, were published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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