Those teens whose diet includes high amount of sugary drinks and carbohydrates must watch out for increased risk of heart disease as adults.
To understand the impact of increased consumption of sugars on heart health, 2157 teenagers from America participated in the National Health and Nutrition examination survey. 476 calories or 119 grams was the average quantity of sugar consumed in a day. This amounted to 21 percent of calories consumed by teens.
The study revealed that teenagers whose intake of added sugar was very high, portrayed 9 percent higher LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) and 10 percent higher triglyceride levels as compared to teens who consumed less sugars.
Certainly, a good idea to avoid added sugars from a young age!