Fructose intake may be linked to high blood pressure

07/1/2010 | Reuters

Healthy adults who took in at least 2.6 ounces of fructose or about 2.5 sugary drinks a day were 28% more likely to have a blood pressure of 135/85 or higher, and 77% more prone to extreme high blood pressure of 160/100 or more, according to a U.S. study. One researcher said that reducing the intake of sugary foods and drinks could help to lower blood pressure.

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