Added sugar effect on cholesterol

Added sugar effect on cholesterol

It’s not just saturated and trans fats that can raise cholesterol levels. Eating too many added sugars can do the same thing. A study found that adults who consumed 25% of their calories from drinks made with high fructose corn syrup experienced a 17% increase in LDL cholesterol in just two weeks. Even more troubling, fructose increases the number of small, dense oxidized LDL cholesterol particles which contribute to heart disease.