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Why is excess sugar and salt not healthy?

In a study published in 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine, Dr. Hu and his colleagues found an
association between a high-sugar diet and a greater risk of heart disease. 
Over the course of the 15-year study, people who got 17% to 21% of their calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease compared with those who consumed 8% of their calories as added sugar.
“Basically, the higher the intake of added sugar and other high fructose, corn syrup, palm kernel oil, the higher the risk for heart disease,” says Dr Hu.

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