Sugar-rich diets triple CVD risk

Consuming too many sugary sweets, desserts and drinks can triple a person's chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, a new study shows.

Scientists in the US have found a striking association between the proportion of daily calories supplied by sugar-laden foods and heart disease death rates.

One sugar-sweetened beverage a day was enough to significantly increase the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, the study found.

For people obtaining one-quarter of their calories from added sugar, the risk