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Eating too much added sugar increases the risk of dying with heart disease

Posted February 06, 2014, 2:04 pm, Updated December 01, 2015, 4:38 pm Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease even if you arenít overweight. So says a major study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Added sugars make up at least 10% of the calories the average American eats in a day. But about one in 10 people get a whopping one-quarter or…

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