Posts Tagged "sugar and heart disease"

Cut back on sugary drinks to lower blood pressure

Posted on May 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

BP ANI A new study has shown a surprising link between sugar in drinks and blood pressure. The research, led by Liwei Chen, Assistant Professor of Public Health at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that by cutting daily consumption of sugary drinks by just one serving a day, people can lower their blood pressure. “We found no association for diet beverage consumption or caffeine intake and blood pressure, suggesting that sugar may actually be the nutrient that is associated with blood pressure and not caffeine which many people would suspect,” Dr. Chen said. The research...

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Too much sugar increases heart disease risk

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 in Cardiovascular Health

High cholesterol a dangerous side effect to extra sweeteners, study says updated 7:34 p.m. ET, Tues., April 20, 2010 CHICAGO – Eating a lot of sugar not only makes you fat. It may also increase a person’s risk for heart disease, U.S. researchers said. They said people who ate more added sugar were more likely to have higher risk factors for heart disease, such as higher triglycerides and lower levels of protective high-density lipoprotein or HDL cholesterol. “Just like eating a high-fat diet can increase your levels of triglycerides and high cholesterol, eating sugar can...

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