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Why a Sweet Teen might one day end up with a Broken Heart

Last month researchers from Emory published their findings about adolescents in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.  On average more than 21% of teens’s calories came from added sugar.  Furthermore, the teens with the highest amounts of added sugar in their diets, tended to have lower HDL (“good”) cholesterol and highter LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.  Both low HDL and high LDL have been associated with cardiovascular disease.  Here’s a summary of the article in Circulation.

Heart health, Nutrition, Prevention, Teens