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New York: Want to keep wholesome? Eating an excessive amount of sugar received’t assist as researchers have discovered that sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and within the stomach, that are dangerous for well being.

“When we consume too much sugar the excess is converted to fat and stored. This fat tissue located around the heart and in the abdomen releases chemicals into the body which can be harmful to health,” mentioned examine creator So Yun Yi from the University of Minnesota within the US.

“Our results support limiting added sugar intake,” Yi added.

For the findings, revealed within the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, the analysis workforce examined each sugar-sweetened drinks (reminiscent of gentle drinks, fruit drinks, power drinks) and sugar added to meals and drinks for sweetness (for instance when cooking or in processed meals).

They analysed the affiliation between long-term sugar consumption and fat shops around the heart and different organs.

Data have been obtained from Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA), an ongoing cohort examine within the US that features centres in Alabama, California, Illinois, and Minnesota.

A complete of three,070 wholesome members aged 18 to 30 have been included on this examine.

Food and beverage intakes have been measured 3 times over a 20-year interval (1985 to 2005). After 25 years (in 2010) computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and stomach have been carried out to measure fat volumes within the stomach and around the heart.

The researchers discovered that sugar intake over the 20-year interval was associated to fat volumes later in life.

Higher intakes of each sugar-sweetened drinks and added sugar have been associated to better fat shops around organs in a stepwise trend, the examine confirmed.

“Our findings provide more evidence that consuming too much added sugar and sugary drinks is related to a higher amount of fat tissue,” mentioned examine creator Dr Lyn Steffen from the University of Minnesota.

“And, we know that fat deposits are connected with higher risks of heart disease and diabetes,” Steffen added.

The researchers suggested lowering the quantity of added sugar consumed every day.

“Have water instead of sugary drinks and choose healthier snacks over foods rich in added sugar like cakes,” the authors wrote.