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Increased Fructose = Higher Blood Pressure

January 7, 2010
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While this shouldn’t be much of a shock to you, even a modest consumption of 74 grams per day of fructose (about 2 1/2 regular soft drinks) has been associated with increased odds of having blood pressure over 140/90.

How can parents help? By making sure their children have limited access to soft drinks and sweetened beverages – at school and at home. Take those bottles of soda out of the refrigerator and replace them with 100% fruit juices, which have the vital nutrients growing kids need – and far less of the corn syrup, sugar and other empty calories found in sodas. They may complain a bit, but in the long run, they’ll probably thank you for it.

The findings were reported in a paper recently presented at the annual meeting of The American Society of Nephrology. Researchers studied 4,528 U.S. adults to see what impact high-fructose foods and beverages had on their blood pressure.

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8 Responses to “ Increased Fructose = Higher Blood Pressure ”

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  4. Brandy Garuti on March 31, 2012 at 10:48 am

    More than and more than once more I take into consideration these concern. As a matter of fact it was not even yesterday that I last thought about it. To be honest, what is your thought though?

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  6. Thomas Smith, D.C. on January 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    A great information connection about the fructose insult to health is presented by Robert H. Lustig, M.D. through UCSF, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. I reviewed the program through http://www.mercola.com.
    The title is “Sugar- the Bitter Truth”.The obesity of patients in Canada and the USA have such negative impacts in their overall wellness.
    What the food industry won’t do to earn mega dollars at the expense of the people we serve.

  7. Joseph Medina, DC on January 7, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I first learned about the connection between sugar (plus carbs in general) and blood pressure in The Zone Diet Book, by Barry Sears back in 1996.

    As I’m reading this blog (and typing this response), I’m watching the movie “Food, Inc.”. A must see by all health care providers, especially those that counsel their patients on diet.

    In regard to diet, things NEED to change. I believe we need to be the presenter of this message to our patients; if we don’t tell them, then who will?

  8. David Bradley,DC on January 7, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Was this ever studied in the past? Obviously we can have a cummulative effect on what we are eating and drinking. Our food supply has been compromised tremendously in the last 20 years with shipping of food from all over and with the changes in production processes much less the processing of the food.

    It can also be that we have been decreasing our vitality with each generation of “poisoning” diet that we have had. Lead poisoning in Rome took several generations to reach full effect.

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