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Sugars and risk of mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study

Natasha Tasevska, Yikyung Park, Li Jiao, Albert Hollenbeck, Amy F Subar, Nancy Potischman The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 99, Issue 5, May 2014, Pages 1077–1088, Published: 19 February 2014 ABSTRACT Background: Although previous studies have linked intake of sugars with incidence of cancer and other chronic diseases, its association with mortality remains unknown. Objective: We investigated the association of total sugars, added sugars, total fructose, added fructose, sucrose, and added sucrose with the risk of all-cause, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other-cause mortality in the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. Design: The participants (n = 353,751), aged 50–71 y, were followed for up to 13 y. Intake of individual sugars over the previous 12 mo was assessed at...

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