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How High-Sugar Diets Speed You Toward an Early Grave

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  • High-sugar diets are a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease in children, and pose a significant risk even far below current levels of consumption
  • The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends limiting added sugars for kids between 2 and 18 to a max of 6 teaspoons (25 grams); kids under 2 should have NO added sugars
  • Life expectancy decreases as weight increases; moderate obesity cuts life expectancy by three years while severe obesity can reduce lifespan by as much as 10 years

By Dr. Mercola

Researchers have found strong associations between excessive sugar consumption and rising rates of obesity and major diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's.


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