Fructose-Sweetened Beverages Linked to Heart Risks

Here’s an interesting blurb from an article in today’s New York Times:

A controlled and randomized study has found that drinks sweetened with fructose led to higher blood levels of LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and triglycerides in overweight test subjects, while drinks sweetened with another sugar, glucose, did not.

While LDL levels have not been conclusively proven as adequate markers for potential heart disease, triglyceride levels certainly have. And what wasn’t mentioned in this article was how HFCS contributes towards overall systemic inflammation – which is most likely the real cause of cardiovascular disease.

So ditch the soda and climb out of your rut, people.

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  1. diver dave
    April 22, 2009

    ? BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ONLY DRINK WATER AND HIGH END RUMS, AND THEN EAT PINEAPPLES AND PEANUT BUTTER AND BACON BAGELS POST COLD WATER LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING? DO I TURN IN TO BALLS OF BROWN FAT OR DIE FROM HIGH CHOLESTORAL?
    i NEED TO KNOW BEFORE MY NEXT SWIM INORDER TO IMPROVE MY CHANCES OF WINNING THE MEGA GAME LOTTERY THIS WEEK.


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