Harvard Heart Letter

A sugary diet may spell trouble for your heart

Don't let a sweet tooth derail your heart health. Avoid excess sugar from sodas and other sources.

Excess fat and salt are well-known dietary villains, especially when it comes to heart health. But mounting evidence suggests that excess sugar should join the list. Earlier this year, a major study found that a sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease—even if you aren't overweight.

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