Study: Recommended daily sugar intake increases cholesterol

07/31/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

Adults who had 25% of daily calories from sugar by drinking high-fructose corn syrup beverages for two weeks had increased levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found. The findings underscore the need for the government to reconsider the recommended amount of daily sugar, experts said.

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