Closed captioning of: Sugar-heart disease link revealed
the same subject, news today about the amount of
in the american diet and a new potential
risk for those who consume too much of it. we get more
from our chief medical editor dr.
irvine is recovering from a
. like millions of
, his diet may have been part of the
any time you get a couple of stents put in your heart in the morning, it makes you think of a lot of stuff.
reporter: the jama reveals a link between
added to everyday foods and
it is a much better known that high fat diet is related to
reporter: excess sugars decrease levels of good
and increases the try triglycerides. unlike natural sugars found in fruit, added sugars have no nutritional value. they are just
and found in every grocery aisle. scientists now recommend
get fewer than 100 calories a day from added
and men fewer than 150 calories a day, but it's easy for it all to add up.
i am a fan of soda.
reporter: one can of soda has 170 calories and zero nutrition.
yes, do i love
? i love
reporter: one scoop of vanilla, 92 calories of added
say they're working on
in their products. the
grocery manufacturers association
says all foods, including sugars, should be consumed in moderation as part of a
. leaving it up to consumers to choose their foods carefully and read those labels. dr.
when we come back, an