The Secret to Heart Health Is Avoiding Sugar

October 8, 2014 7:16 PM

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We all know that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women and the leading cause of death worldwide. One in three women die each year from this disease, more than all forms of cancer combined. For decades we believed saturated and trans fats were the primary offenders for heart disease, until now. Sugar, not fat, is the culprit, and this is shifting our whole philosophy on cardiovascular health.

In a report published this past spring, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) linked excess sugar intake to a dramatic increase in cardiovascular disease and mortality rates. The association also linked sugar intake to all sorts of health hazards, such as cancer, dementia, and Type ...

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