Sugar Can Raise Your Blood Pressure

Did you Know that Sugar Elevates Blood Pressure?
A new study  has identified what to exclude from your diet, specifically, sugar. In the review, researchers analyzed 12 studies comprising 324 subjects and found that elevated sugar intakes of longer than 8 weeks produced significant increases in blood pressure. Specifically, while the overall effect of elevated sugar intake only caused a 1.4 mm Hg increase (p = 0.02) in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number), the strongest evidence came from a 2002 study showing that elevated sugar intake ((175 grams of sucrose per day  for longer than 8 weeks produced a 5.3 mm Hg increase in diastolic blood pressure (p = 0.0005).

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