Another reason to reduce your sugar intake

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have found that people who consume more than the recommended intake of added sugar are associated with an increased risk of a coronary event.

“For the vast majority, the consumption of added sugar does not appear to be a problem with regard to what we studied, i.e. the risk of developing myocardial infarction or another serious heart disease,” Lund University nutrition researcher and associate professor Emily Sonestedt says in a media release from the university.


“But for a small number of people with a high consumption of added sugar, the picture was different. Among the 5 per cent of participants who got at least 15 per cent of their daily energy intake from sucrose, the risk of myocardial infarction increased by about a third,” she says.


The study looked at 26,000 participants and was presented in the British Journal of Nutrition.


Credit: Lund University


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First published: November 2016

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