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Sugar increases hypertension
Dr. Carolyn Dean naturalnews.com All 12 studies in a May, 2014, meta-analysis found that sugar elevates blood pressure. The study called "Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Blood Pressure" was published in the American Journal of Cardiology.
Soft drinks easily earn the name "liquid candy," because they contain an average of 10 teaspoons of sugar per can. Soft drinks are the largest source of added sugar in our diet. These drinks are often cheaper than bottled water and become the liquid of choice for most of the population.
In the U.S., high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the major source of added sugar in soft drinks. HFCS has only been around since 1975. It's marketed as a safe and natural fruit sugar -- fructose. However, if you watch the Sugar: The Bitter Truth video lecture by Pediatric Endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, you quickly learn that fructose is even more dangerous than table sugar -- sucrose.
Drinking liquid candy is associated with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and kidney stones, and now this analysis confirms that it increases the incidence of high blood pressure. I could add the follow effects of sugar: yeast overgrowth, arrhythmia, bowel disease, rashes, lowered immune system and allergies. In my Death by Modern Medicine book, I quote Nancy Appleton's "146 Reasons Why Sugar is Ruining Your Health," with references.
Lustig found that, in a large meta-analysis of soft drinks and obesity, 88 studies all show significant association of obesity with increased soft drink consumption. to read more: naturalnews.com
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