Sugar can increase blood pressure just like salt

September 23, 2009 2:41:43 PM PDT
For years people have been told to go easy on the salt; now there is word sugar can cause the same health problems.

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New research from the American Heart Association shows high sugar intake can raise blood pressure and increase cholesterol just like salt.

Study participants who took a high-fructose pill showed significant increases in blood pressure after only two weeks.

The sweets the study is concerned with are table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. The naturally occurring fructose found in fruit contains vitamins and fiber that usually blocks the negative effects.

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