Study links sweetened drinks with high blood pressure

05/25/2010 | HealthDay News

An 18-month study found that participants who cut their intake of sugar-sweetened beverages by one can a day lowered their blood pressure by 1.8 points of systolic pressure and 1.1 points in diastolic pressure. The study leader noted the reduction is small, but said, "population-wise, reducing total consumption could have a huge impact."

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