Processed Foods Adversely Affecting Americans Cardiovascular Health

The additional sugars in prepared and processed foods are endangering the cardiovascular health of Americans, reducing protective cholesterol, according to a new study.
The study leader, Dr Miriam Vos studied a group of individuals representative of the Amercian population and discovered a strong association between cardiovascular risk factors as well as the amount of sugar they are consuming.
The study involved 6,113 adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study between 1999 and 2006.
It uncovered a significant increase in sugar consumption in the average American diet .
In 1977-78 11 percent of daily calories consumed by Americans were sugars.
The average American adult presently consumes 3.2 ounces of additinal sugars on a daily basis, that is, 21.4 teaspoons more or 359 calories more.
Around 50 per cent of these sugars are in soft drinks, as well as baked products, cereals and many more.

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