Fifty years of doctors’ advice and government eating guidelines have been recommending swapping eggs for Cheerios, but they couldn't have been more wrong! A rigorously done new study shows that those with the highest sugar intake had a four-fold increase in their risk of heart attacks compared to those with the lowest intakes. That’s 400%! Just one 20-ounce soda a day increases your risk of a heart attack by about 30%.
This study of more than 40,000 people, published in JAMA Internal Medicine journal, syncs with decades of data on how sugar causes insulin resistance (diabetes), high triglycerides, lower HDL (good) cholesterol and dangerous high LDL (bad) cholesterol. It also triggers the inflammation we now know is at the root of heart disease. This is very important as people are consuming more sugar on a daily basis then any other time historically...Sugar is hidden in EVERYTHING these days and governments need to impose proper labeling so consumers are aware of what they're buying.