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High Fructose Diet May Contribute to High Blood Pressure, Study Finds

July 1, 2010: 09:19 AM EST
Cutting back on the consumption of foods and drinks high in the simple sugar fructose could significantly decrease the risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a four-year U.S. study of health data from 4,528 adults. The participants, none of whom had a history of hypertension, were asked about their intake of fruit juices, soft drinks, baked goods and candy. The data indicated that those whose diet included 74 grams or more a day of fructose – about 2.5 sugary soft drinks – had a 77 percent higher risk of having extremely high blood pressure (160/100 mmHg, where 120/80 is considered normal). The researchers said that the large increase in fructose consumption over the last hundred years coincides directly with the rise in the prevalence of hypertension.
Diana I. Jalal, Gerard Smits, Richard J. Johnson and Michel Chonchol, "Increased Fructose Associates with Elevated Blood Pressure", CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, July 01, 2010, © American Society of Nephrology
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