Drinking just three cans of fizzy pop each day could triple your chance of developing heart disease, a study has suggested.
Scientists in America found a strong association between the proportion of daily calories from foods laden with added sugars – rather than those that occur naturally – and death rates from cardiovascular disease.
For people who take on a quarter of their calories each day from the sugars common in sticky drinks, sweets and desserts, the researchers found the risk tripled compared to those whose sugar contribution was less than 10 per cent.
Dietary guidelines from the World Health Organisation recommend added sugar should make up less than a tenth of total calorie intake, yet many processed foods and beverages are packed with sugar.
The Health-Care Survivor’s Comment
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