Reducing Sugar Intake Improves Health Quickly, Researchers Find

Food Network
by Amy Reiter
8/25/2017

We know sugar is not exactly the healthiest thing we can consume, but a new study underscores just how dramatically and speedily eliminating it from our diets can affect our well-being.

The study, which will be published in the September issue of Gastroenterology, looked at obese children who habitually consumed sugar (fructose). The children’s sugar consumption was restricted for nine days without a change in overall calories; the sugar calories they had been consuming were replaced by complex carbohydrates.

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