Sugar consumption raises heart attack risk

Consuming too much sugar by way of desserts, sodas and candy could increase risk of heart attack, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

For the study, researchers looked at data on sugar consumption, rates of heart-related problems and death rates from 10,000 people in the U.S. They found a significant link between amount of sugar consumed and cardiovascular risk.

Analysis showed that people who got a quarter of their daily calories from added sugar had more than three times the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease than people who ate much less sugar.

The World Health Organization recommends that added sugar make up less than 10 percent of total calorie intake.

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Sourced from: BBC, Sweet tooth linked to heart attacks