Tags: Diabetes | Heart Disease | sugar | reduction | heart | health

Cutting Sugar Boosts Heart Health in 9 Days: Study

Cutting Sugar Boosts Heart Health in 9 Days: Study
(Copyright DPC)

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 08:55 PM

Cutting dietary sugar results in heart health improvements in as little as nine days, according to a new study of obese children who cut sweets from their meals.

The findings, published in the journal Atherosclerosis, are based on an analysis of 37 children ages 9 to 18 who were at high risk for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, The New York Times reports.

The children were given food and drinks totaling the same number of calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrates as their typical diets. But the researchers replaced foods high in added sugars, like pastries and sweetened yogurts, with bagels and pizza. This lowered dietary sugar from 28 percent to 10 percent, and fructose from 12 percent to 4 percent of total calories.

After nine days, the researchers found a 33 percent drop in triglycerides, tied to heart disease; a 49 percent reduction in a protein called apoC-III linked  to high triglyceride levels; and reductions in small, dense LDL cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease.

“Sugar calories are not like other carbohydrate calories,” said Dr. Robert Lustig, a co-author of the study and professor of pediatrics at Benioff Children’s Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco. “Without changing total carbohydrate, or fat, or protein, we were able to accomplish this enormous improvement in their cardiovascular risk factors,” unrelated to weight loss, he said.

© 2019 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Diet-And-Fitness
Cutting dietary sugar boosts heart health in as little as nine days, according to a new study of obese children who cut sweets from their meals.
sugar, reduction, heart, health
226
2016-55-19
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 08:55 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved