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Question

What is the relationship between added sugars consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease?

Approach to Answering the Question
NESR Systematic Review

Subcommittee
Beverages and Added Sugars Subcommittee

Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review was conducted. The protocol provides the: 

  • Analytic framework, 
  • Literature search and screening plan, and 
  • Literature search and screening results. 

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Draft Conclusion Statement

The draft conclusion statements listed below describe the state of the science related to the specific question examined. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s final advisory report. Individual conclusion statements should not be interpreted as dietary guidance or the Committee’s overarching advice to the Departments. 

Limited evidence from prospective cohort studies that were based primarily on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) suggests that higher intake of added sugars in adulthood is associated with increased risk for CVD mortality. Grade: Limited

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the relationship between added sugars intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in children. Grade: Grade Not Assignable

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the association between added sugars intake in adulthood and cardiovascular disease risk profile. Grade: Grade Not Assignable

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the association between added sugars intake in adulthood and risk of stroke. Grade: Grade Not Assignable

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the association between added sugars intake in adulthood and incident ischemic CVD events. Grade: Grade Not Assignable

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the relationship between added sugars intake in adulthood and risk of peripheral artery disease. Grade: Grade Not Assignable

Insufficient evidence is available to determine the relationship between added sugars intake in adulthood and risk of heart failure. Grade: Grade Not Assignable