Restricting sugar, not calories, found to improve youths’ health

SF Gate
By Victoria Colliver | October 27, 2015

The health of obese kids can rapidly and dramatically improve just by taking sugar out of their diet for less than 10 days, a new study by researchers at UCSF and Touro University in Vallejo has found.

The researchers put 43 children and teenagers on a nine-day diet that severely restricted sugar without reducing calories, and virtually every measure of metabolic health — blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels — improved even though the participants didn’t lose weight.

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