Does Alcohol, Smoking, Sugar, or Salt Affect Cholesterol?

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High cholesterol is quite common in diabetics. So if you have diabetes, controlling your blood sugar is a must.

According to a study published on the Journal of American Medical Association in 2010, people who took diet high in sugar (about 21 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which are 2.5 to 3 times higher than the recommendation) had the highest triglyceride and lowest HDL than others who consumed sugar in moderation.

Diet high in sugar increases the risk of obesity, another risk factor for high blood cholesterol. Foods high in sugar are typically high in calories, and this can be bad for your weight control. Plus, they are also poor in nutritional value.

We can say that too much sugar does take a serious toll on the health of your heart and cardiovascular system.

But this doesn’t always mean you need to skip sugar at all costs. Even though if you’re a diabetic, you’re probably still able to enjoy some sweets. But moderation is always important!

  1. Mark Jefferis
    June 28, 2019 | Reply
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