Excess Sugar Causes Heart Attacks Later

Teenagers who consume too much sugar diet could face a higher heart attack risk as adults.

A study determined that teens who eat significant amounts of added sugars in food and drinks are more likely to have heart disease later in life. Overweight or obese teens with the highest levels of added sugar intake also showed increased signs of insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes.

Sify reports:

"Added sugars are caloric sweeteners added to foods or beverages in the manufacturing process or by the consumer ... The National Health and Nutrition Survey of 2,157 teenagers (aged 12 to 18) found the average daily consumption of added sugars was 119 grams (28.3 teaspoons or 476 calories), accounting for 21.4 percent of their total energy."

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