Source:University of Surrey
Healthy people who consume high levels of sugar are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
A ground-breaking study from the University of Surrey found that a subject group of otherwise healthy men had increased levels of fat in their blood and fat stored in their livers after they had consumed a high sugar diet.
The study, which has been published in Clinical Science, looked at two groups of men with either high or low levels of liver fat, and fed them a high or low sugar diet to find out if the amount of liver fat influences the impact of sugar on their cardiovascular health. The low sugar diet contained no more than 140 calories a day worth of sugar — an amount close to the recommended intake — while the high sugar diet contained 650 calories worth.