Sweetened beverages are tied to higher blood pressure in study

02/28/2011 | ABC News

Data from the international INTERMAP study found that each additional sugar-sweetened soda or fruit drink consumed per day increased systolic blood pressure by 1.6 mmHg, with a stronger link seen in people who consumed more salt. The study in the journal Hypertension also found that people with a higher daily consumption of sweetened drinks were more likely to eat a less healthy diet in general.

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