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How does eating simple carbs affect my health?

Ronald Tamler, MD
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
To achieve better health, you should reduce your consumption of simple carbs. These include starches in bread, pasta, rice and potatoes or high-fructose corn syrup, and other caloric sweeteners in prepared and processed foods. People with higher intakes of simple carbs are more likely to have lower levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and higher levels of triglycerides (blood fats).

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