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Is there any correlation between high sugar intake and a…

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Is there any correlation between high sugar intake and a high cholesterol level?

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I am ver4y healhy, but this came up at work yesterday and I have never heard of such a correlation

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

This isn't about me. Just wanted to know if such a thing exists.

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Hello and thank you for your question. My name is***** am a board-certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience and I am happy to help you. Yes, medical research has shown that an increased daily sugar intake is an independent risk factor for negative cholesterol levels, however it is not a simple 1:1 correlation. Vos and colleagues looked at data for 6,113 adults who participated in the large, ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from 1999 to 2006. In 2010, they published their results in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) showing that those who ate more sugar had lower HDL (high density lipoprotein, the "good" kind of cholesterol, which is heart protective) and higher triglyceride levels. (soluble fats, a negative factor in heart disease.)

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