How High-Sugar Diets Speed You Toward an Early Grave

From Dr. Mercola:

Researchers have found strong associations between excessive sugar consumption and rising rates of obesity and major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

High-sugar meals are a problem largely relegated to the processed food industry. You don’t really have this problem when you’re cooking from scratch with whole foods. Unfortunately, most people still eat far more processed foods than real foods, and the health consequences of this choice are significant.

According to a 2014 study,1 10 percent of Americans consume 25 percent or more of their daily calories in the form of added sugars. Most adults (71.4 percent) get at least 10 percent of their daily calories from added sugar.

People who consumed 21 percent or more of their daily calories in the form of sugar were TWICE as likely to die from heart disease compared to those who got 7 percent or less of their daily calories from added sugar. The risk was nearly TRIPLED among those who consumed 25 percent or more of their calories from sugar.

That means at least 10 percent of the adult population in the U.S. are in this tripled-risk category. Once you understand metabolic biology, it is absolutely no surprise to see these stats; in fact it is precisely what you would expect.

High-Sugar Diets Promote Heart Disease in Kids Too

More recent research shows that high-sugar diets are also a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease in CHILDREN — and pose a significant risk even far below current levels of consumption.

As noted in the latest scientific statement on children’s sugar consumption from the American Heart Association (AHA), which they finally admitted to, recognized and published last month in the journal Circulation:2

“Strong evidence supports the association of added sugars with increased cardiovascular disease …

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