The story on sugar hasn’t been so sweet lately. About a week ago there was a flurry of publicity over a study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association that linked sugar to heart disease. Given that February is American Heart Month, now seems a good time to look at the connection between added sugars and heart disease. Let’s get past the news-hour sound bite, however, and examine what the report actually showed, and what it might mean for your diet and health.
February is American Heart Month! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the US with one in three deaths from heart disease and stroke. The good news is according to the American Heart Association, by eating well and maintaining a healthy weight you can reduce the risk of heart disease by as much as 80 percent.