Beware! Your sweet tooth may raise your risk of heart attack

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Zee Media Bureau/Shruti Saxena

New Delhi: Here is some bad news for people who have a sweet tooth and are extremely fond of sugary items. Researchers have suggested that high intake of sugar in any form be it soft drinks, candies or chocolates increases the chances of developing heart problems.

The research conducted by JAMA Internal Medicine, suggests that consuming foods that are rich in sugar like fizzy drinks, cakes, chocolates, juices etc. not just lead to weight gain but also puts you at the risk of developing heart problems.

The researchers undertook a study in which they studied sugar consumption of ten thousand people in the US and also rates of heart-related problems and death rates.

The results depicted that the higher the sugar consumption by an individual, the more are his chances of heart complications.

Further, as advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), added sugar make up less than 10% of total calorie intake.