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Blood Pressure Drops Significantly When Consumption Of Sugary Drinks Is Reduced

May 24, 2010: 06:31 AM EST
Reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, lemonade and fruit punch helped lower blood pressure in a U.S. study, a finding that could reduce the risk of blood pressure-related diseases. Researchers who examined data on 810 adults aged 25 to 79 found that by drinking an average of two fewer servings – a total of 24 ounces less – of sugar-sweetened beverages a day would reduce blood pressure enough to lower the risk of death by stroke by eight percent and by coronary heart disease by five percent. Participants drank about 10.5 ounces of sugar-sweetened drinks a day at the start of the study. By the end of the study, consumption had dropped by half a serving a day and blood pressure had dropped significantly.
Liwei Chen MD, PhD, Benjamin Caballero MD, PhD, et al. , "Reducing Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Associated With Reduced Blood Pressure. A Prospective Study Among United States Adults", Circulation, May 24, 2010, © American Heart Association, Inc.
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