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Reducing sugary drink intake is linked to raised HDL cholesterol levels

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4738 (Published 08 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4738
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Children who reduce their consumption of sugar sweetened drinks by just one serving a week see improvements in their high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition has found.1

The US study used data from a multiethnic sample of 613 children aged 8 to 15 who were enrolled in a randomised double blind vitamin D supplementation trial. They self reported their intake of sugar sweetened beverages and had their fasting blood lipid …

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