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Does Fructose (Sugar) Intake Raise the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

coke-340446_1280 (2)This blog will discuss the ways in which a high intake of fructose can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (disease involving blood vessels and the heart). Fructose may cause heart disease by altering our lipid profile, raising blood pressure and causing the body to store more fat in the abdominal area. Excessive fructose intake also causes obesity, but this may be because we are consuming too many calories overall, not just as fructose. Most people are aware that added sugar causes diabetes and weight gain, but are not aware of the link between sugar intake and heart disease.

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