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Frequent consumption of sugar-containing beverages is associated with a high blood pressure. Is what emerges from a study published in May in The American Journal of Cardiology.

Aaqib Dr. Habib Malik, Griffin Hospital in Derby (USA) and colleagues conducted a systematic review of the existing literature to better understand the correlation between the consumption of sugary drinks and blood pressure. We excluded studies involving fewer than 100 individuals and those under the age of 12 years. Twelve studies (six transverse and six prospective), involving 409,707 participants, were included in the analyzes.

The researchers found whereas there is a positive correlation between increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and hypertension in all 12 studies examined, with particular statistical significance in 10 studies.

"In conclusion, our systematic review suggests that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with increased blood pressure, resulting in a higher incidence of hypertension," the authors write. "A restriction of the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages should be provided in the recommendations of a healthy lifestyle, especially in subjects at risk of hypertension."

Source: Worldhealth 

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