Monday, December 24, 2007

Sweet and heart go together well

christmas cookies
Enjoy your Christmas cookies, and if some of them are heart shaped, you may take this for a symbol of a recent study result from Sweden. A possible association of sugar intake and mortality of heart patients has been assessed in more than four thousand established cases, and it came out that there is no such association.

This is good news for all who have heard all those sayings of sugar being bad for health. There is no reason for worries, at least when it comes to the heart. One of the things you can forget, for instance, is the glycemic index. The higher this index is, the faster is the uptake of sugar into the blood. No problem for the heart, the Swedish study says. Nor is the amount of sugar going to the blood, the glycemic load, of any importance for the heart.

Photo credit: flickr.com/photos/akane86/340531796/

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