Sugar Linked To High Blood Pressure

Sugar Linked To High Blood Pressure – It is no secret that eating too much salt can push your blood pressure higher than it should be. Now, researchers have also found a link between the consumption of sugar and high blood pressure as well. The recent study found that individuals that consume a diet high in fructose, which is a type of sugar that is used in a number of different commonly consumed foods in today’s society, increases the risk of high blood pressure by nearly 30 percent.
The study was in the Journal of American Society of Nephrology. They focused only on foods that contain high-fructose corn syrup and a number of other added sugars. The types of foods that they studied included soda, cookies, and candy.

High fructose corn syrup is contained in a large number of foods that many people eat on a day to day basis. Since it is cheap to manufacture and use in foods, many companies elect for high fructose corn syrup over other kids of sugars.
The data that was used in the study was gathered from a nationwide survey over a four year period. The information also included information regarding physical activity and body mass index.
They estimate each person’s fructose intake using diet questions and nutrition information. The study clearly showed that individuals that consume a diet that is high in sugar and high fructose corn syrup have a 30% higher chance of having high blood pressure.

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