It is well known that too much sugar can cause health problems such as obesity and diabeties. However, a recent study by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention quantified how much is too much, in a first of it’s kind study. They found that people who get 25% or more of their daily calories from sugar in processed foods such as sodas, pastries, candy and ice cream are eating at high risk. They are double the risk of heart attack, stroke and other heart-related diseases compared to people who limited refined sugar to 7% of their caloric intake. These heart related diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. 

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