Cutting added sugar could improve health in 10 days, study reveals

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By Jessica Ivins | November 1, 2015

Added sugars are known enemies of good health, but reversing the negative effects is possible — and it only takes a matter of days. That’s according to a new study from the University of California San Francisco, published in the journal Obesity.

Researchers found that when they cut added sugar from the diets of 42 obese children, it took just 10 days to see significant drops in blood pressure and cholesterol, among other things.

"When we took the sugar out, the kids started responding to their satiety cues," Jean-Marc Schwarz of Touro University, senior author of the paper, said. "They told us it felt like so much more food, even though they were consuming the same number of calories as before, just with significantly less sugar."

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