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Heart Health

07 July 2010

Too much fructose could raise BP

Do you need a reason to cut down on sweetened beverages? Their fructose content might increase your blood pressure, doctors said.

Do you need a reason to cut down on sweetened beverages? Their fructose content might increase your blood pressure, doctors said Thursday.

Close to one in three Americans suffer from elevated blood pressure, a rate that has tripled in the past century, the researchers say in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. While the reasons aren't clear, diet and lifestyle changes are the main suspects.

 

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