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Patterns: Added Sugar and High Blood Pressure

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 in Health & Wellness

By RONI CARYN RABIN Published: July 5, 2010 A new study suggests that foods high in added sugar may increase the risk of high blood pressure. Researchers analyzed data for 4,528 adults with no history of hypertension who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey of 2003-6. Those who consumed at least 2.6 ounces a day of fructose in the form of table sugar or high-fructose corn syrup were found to have almost double the risk for systolic blood pressure higher than 160. (The top number of the two, a measure of blood pressure while the heart is beating, it should...

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