Heart Health: Sugar vs Fat

Heart Health: Sugar vs Fat

For Longevity and Dignity Homecare, nutrition is an essential part of our commitment to helping older adults improve their quality of life. We make sure to stay on top of the latest research on senior health and nutrition to share what we learn to patients and their families.

Senior care is a delicate profession and we make sure that our employees are well-informed enough to give the best support they can to clients.

As a provider of home health care services in Corona, California, one of the issues we continue to explore is the comparison between sugar and fat as they are connected to heart disease.

According to research, adults in the 1980s were discouraged to follow a low-fat diet because fat made you fat. Sugar consumption, however, was never considered.

A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine (2016) states what the real danger to your heart could be—and fat was not the only culprit.

Sugar vs Fat

The Sugar Industry and Coronary Heart Disease Research released an article in November 2016 citing the dubious relationship between sugar industry officials and Harvard scientists in 1967.

Due to the declining status of the sugar industry, the officials resorted to compensating Harvard researchers to downplay just how damaging sugar was to the heart.


While the evidence continues to evolve, what researchers have to say might surprise you.

Cutting back on fat doesn’t translate to weight loss. In fact, experts at the Cleveland Clinic say that because we often cut fat from our diet, the tendency is we replace it with foods high in sugar, causing blood sugar to spike and fuel fat cells.

If you need home care services in California, don’t hesitate to call us. We would be happy to help you with your concerns.

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