Just like eating a high fat diet can affect triglyceride levels and hdl cholesterol so can sugar.
According to a recent study added sugar in the diet can put a person at risk for heart disease.
Researchers analysed the blood lipid levels of 6,113 adult women and men between 1999 and 2006.
Sugar consumption ranged from an average of 3 teaspoons of added sugar to 46 teaspoons per day.
They found that those who ate the least sugar had the highest HDL (good) cholesterol and lowest triglyceride levels.
Sugar has already been condemned as having no nutritional value and bad for any diet.
For the purpose of health teaching we communicate to students that too much sugar is an enemy to healthy eating.
The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 for men.