Consuming high fructose corn syrup linked to heart disease

July 29, 2011 3:57:53 PM PDT
Something that's in much of what we like to eat and drink may be linked to heart disease.

After a two-week study, adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup as 25 percent of their calories showed troubling changes. They had elevated bad cholesterol and triglycerides.

This adds to research that excess sugar consumption may in fact increase one's risk for heart disease.

Currently the 2010 dietary guidelines say that getting 25 percent of your calories from sugar is the accepted upper limit. Researchers say that upper limit of 25 percent may need to be reevaluated.

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