Slightly elevated blood glucose levels increase risk of heart disease
(Sugar is the culprit) New research from the University of Copenhagen shows that even slightly higher levels of glucose in the blood noticeably increase the risk of ischemic heart disease. The study involves more than 80,000 people and has just been published in the well-reputed Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
It is not only diabetics who risk heart-related problems resulting from lifelong above-average blood glucose levels. Even a slightly elevated level of blood glucose in non-diabetic people results in a conspicuously greater risk of ischemic heart disease.
Heart attacks, atherosclerosis and angina – also known as ischemic heart disease – are the most common cause of death among adults worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 17 million people die each year from heart-related diseases – a number that is expected to rise in the years ahead.