Doctors Answer Your 9 Biggest Health Questions
When we invited you to share your most vexing questions about your health and well-being, you didn't hesitate. Welcome to your straight-talk guide to feeling great.
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"Is sugar really the new evil?"
Sorry, cupcake, it doesn't look good. Too much of the sweet stuff can wreak havoc on your entire body. Added sugars have been associated with inflammation, a condition linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. In fact, a 2014 study found that people who consumed 17 to 21 percent of their daily calories from added sugar had a 38 percent higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who got only 8 percent. For most women, the American Heart Association recommends no more than 100 calories from added sugar daily.