Posts Tagged "sugary drinks"

Sugary drinks, food bad for teenagers’ heart

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 in Uncategorized

January, 2011 Teenagers whose diets include lots of sugary drinks and foods show physical signs that they are at higher risk for heart disease as adults. Though increased carbohydrate and sugar consumption has been associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk among adults, little is known about the impact of high consumption of added sugars. To test this, researchers studied 2,157 American teenagers who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The average amount of added sugar eaten in a day was 119 grams (476 calories), which was 21 percent of all the...

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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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