Researchers say they have discovered a way to help the heart health of the population by preventing toxic effects of sugar on the body.
The research is published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
It found that a diet high in refined sugar led to an increase in the body’s oxidative stress and caused inflammation and damage to the heart and blood vessels.
The study found that the sugar intake increased the risk of cardiovascular disease and a range of cancers, but there was no increase in cancers of the pancreas, uterus or the colon.
“What we’ve found is that we’re actually able to prevent these toxic effects by taking away the toxic sugar,” said lead researcher Dr. Richard Wozniak, of the University of Chicago.
“And we’re able to do that by having more of a focus on the foods that are high in sugar.”
The sugar is a sugar alcohol called dextrose.
It’s used to make soft drinks, baked goods and beverages, and in processed foods such as processed foods and candy.
Wozniaks study looked at more than 1,500 adults who were part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which is the largest-ever survey of U.S. adults.
The study included questions about diet, weight, physical activity, smoking and blood pressure.
Wojic, who is the study’s senior author, said the study is important because it shows that eating more refined sugar leads to a much higher risk of heart disease.
“We know that sugar intake is linked to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, so this is really important information to be able to use in prevention of these diseases,” he said.
Researchers said the researchers believe the sugar is causing the health problems because it’s a sugar.
“Our findings indicate that there’s actually a connection between sugar consumption and oxidative stress, inflammation, and other health issues,” Wojic said.
He added that the findings are particularly relevant to people who are at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that include obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure — all of which are linked to heart disease — and to those with a high risk of colon cancer.
The results of the study, published in Environmental Health, were published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers hope that the research will help people who want to reduce their sugar intake and are looking to lose weight, to start living a healthy lifestyle, or for people who have pre-existing conditions to prevent heart disease or colon cancer from occurring.
“I think this is important information that’s going to be very helpful to people,” Woznis said.
“Because you’re talking about about people who consume the majority of their sugar from processed foods.
And that’s the way they are consuming sugar in the United States.”