Cutting Sugar Causes Drop in Heart Disease Risk Among Obese Children

Knowridge
2/2/17

Reducing sugar consumption in obese children, rather than cutting calories or starch, or losing weight, leads to a sharp decline in triglycerides and a key protein called ApoC-III – two features that are associated with heart disease in adulthood.

In a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, researchers from Touro University California and UC San Francisco reported that triglycerides dropped 33 percent and ApoC-III fell by 49 percent in just 10 days of sugar restriction.

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