Science in a Minute 022720 Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

March 06, 2020 02:34 PM
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Science in a Minute 022720 Sugary Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
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Previous studies have linked sugary drinks to increased risks of death from a wide range of causes.  Now, a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found connections between sweet beverages and a couple of factors that can contribute to cardiovascular disease. The study suggests that drinking a 355-milliliter beverage more than once a day can lower HDL, or good cholesterol levels while increasing the number of triglycerides, a type of fat in the bloodstream.