Thursday, October 14, 2010

Too Much Sugar Can Cause High Blood Pressure

Half of the adult U. S. population has high blood pressure.  The link between blood pressure and salty foods has long been known.  Now, new research is showing that too much sugar can also cause high blood pressure.  Specifically sugar sweetened sodas, fruit drinks, lemonades, teas and fruit punch. 

On the average Americans drink two 12 ounce servings of sugary drinks every day.  One recent study showed that just reducing your intake of sugary drinks by half a serving, or 6 ounces, can lower your blood pressure.
High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke.

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