New Georgia Study Shows, Sugar Is Major Contributor To Heart Disease

Reported by: James Mahon
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Updated: 2/07 7:11 pm
CHATTANOOGA, TN, (WDEF)-It's not just dentists who should be worried about sugar.

Ground breaking research now reveals sugar levels in US diets over the past 25 years have sky rocketed mainly due to daily soda drinking, that is putting those who aren't even overweight at risk of severe heart problems.

Dr Quanhe Yang, CDC Atlanta, "A 12oz can of regular soda can contain about 90 spoons of sugar,140 calories, it will likely push you into the higher risk group

Dr Yang added that heart disease and heart problems are the leading cause of death in America, with 600,000 people dying annually.

Parkridge Medical Professionals in Chattanooga say its important to be aware of signs that you could be suffering from heart disease.

Dayna Sweitzer, Acute Care NP,"Chest pain or they have a leading cause of cardiovascular disease, people just need to be aware of their body and if theirs a change or they become more tired than usual or even more short of breath"

UTC Professor of Health and Performance Greg Heath says this study shows  we need to monitor and research exactly what we are eating on daily basis.

"Its the quality of the diet as well as the quantity in this case, excess calories coming from source of refined sugars, means that other sources of calories from good food is probably not being met".

Heath who previously worked with the team behind the new Georgia study says the report can be summed in a Haiku.

"To Live long eat food as grown and keep moving"
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