Dangers of a High Sugar Diet

Recent research has highlighted that a diet high in sugar can bring about health damage even for an individual who is not overweight .
Mice on a high sugar diet showed signs of impaired heart functioning after only 12 weeks, in a study undertaken at the University of Melbourne.
The mice were given what would equate to a high-sugar diet for humans, say a teenager who consumes soft drinks and lollies.
The diet adversely affected the mice even though they were a normal weight .
It is of note that over consumption of sweet things is a trigger for the steady increase in type 2 diabetes .
The mice were particularly fed foods high in fructose, that which gives sugar its sweet taste. This is a common food additive especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup .

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