Sugar: how much is too much?

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Who doesn’t love sugar? It’s in almost all of the nation’s favourite snacks: your milk chocolate digestives, magnums, kit kat etc. But how much is too much? Do you know  the syrupy dangers associated with obsessive sugar consumption? read on to find out more

In a study broadcast in 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr. Hu and his colleagues discovered an association between a high-sugar diet and a greater risk of dying from heart disease. Over the course of the decade and a half study, people who got between 17%- 21% of their calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who consumed 8% of their calories as added sugar.

“Basically, the higher the intake of added sugar, the higher the risk for heart disease,” says Dr. Hu.