A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has correlated even small amounts of added sugar significantly impacted long term cardiovascular health. People who obtain more than 25% of their recommended calories from added sugar almost triple their risk of fatal heart disease. This held true across almost all variables including body mass index and fitness level. This means that healthy body weight and regular exercise does not balance out high sugar intake.
The World Health Organization recommends a maximum added sugar intake be limited to less than 10% of recommended daily calories- 12.5 teaspoons for an average adult. An average adult would meet that limit by drinking 1 12oz. can of soda a day. Drinking 3 cans of soda a day, or 1 large restaurant soda is enough to put you in the high risk group. Since sugar is often found in unexpected places; sugar is added to ketchup, peanut butter, potato chips, salad dressings, and many other savory foods. Staying within the healthy range requires vigilance
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