New research exposes the health risks of fructose and sugary drinks

Engineering Evil

Public Release: 28-Sep-2015

  • as high as a 26 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes,
  • a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, and
  • a 16 percent increased risk of stroke

Researchers call for more aggressive efforts to reduce consumption of products containing added sugar

American College of Cardiology

Washington, DC (Sept. 28, 2015) – There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a new review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The review–the most comprehensive review of the evidence on the health effects of sugar-sweetened beverages to date–also takes a closer look at the unique role fructose may play…

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