Obese children who reduce dietary sugar may see improvements in markers of heart disease after only nine days

The New York Times (7/19, Peachman) “Well” blog reports that research indicated “obese children who cut sugar from their diets saw improvements in markers of heart disease after just nine days.” The findings were published in Atherosclerosis.

HealthDay (7/19, Dallas) reports that “blood tests before and after the study period” indicated that reducing “kids’ sugar intake resulted in a 33 percent drop in triglycerides and a 49 percent drop in ApoC-III.” The investigators “noted small dense LDL…also disappeared.”