Skip to comments.Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure
Posted on 03/01/2011 5:41:43 PM PST by Red Badger
Soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as fruit drinks are associated with higher blood pressure levels in adults, researchers report in Hypertension: In the International Study of Macro/ Micronutrients and Blood Pressure Micronutrients and Blood Pressure(INTERMAP), for every extra sugar- sweetened beverage drunk per day participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass, researchers said. mercury (mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg. This remained statistically significant even after adjusting for differences in body mass researchers said. Researchers found higher blood pressure levels in individuals who consumed more glucose and fructose, both sweeteners that are found in high-fructose corn syrup the most common sugar sweetener used by the beverage industry
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3 Mountain Dew a day on average, age 47, no high blood pressure given my last checkup...last month. I call BS! =.=
Oh, please don’t tell me they wasted tax money on this.
Did they adjust for the caffeine content of the drinks? If not, they’d better go back to the drawing board.
Sugar sweetened drinks are responsible for higher blood pressure? Srsly?
I thought it was DemocRats.
(In fact, in my case, I’m CERTAIN it’s ‘rats, since I don’t drink sugar sweetened drinks at all... and I limit myself to six pots of coffee per day.)
Can’t wait for Mooch-elle to haul her fat ass and thick canckles down to our refrigerators to stop us from choosing what the hell we want to drink. Where the hell do they get the time and tax dollars to come up with this $hit?
I would say it affects some people badly, some not. Here in Utah, there are a million wives’ tales about how horrible coffee is for you, how it causes ulcers, all kinds of stuff. My grandfather drank coffee from the age of 12, smoked cigars from the age of 15, and was always 20 lbs. overweight. He was born in 1900 and died in 1995, so I don’t necessarily believe that what’s bad for Joe is bad for John.
Last time I got mine checked 2/25/2011 it was 103/56. If I didn’t consume sugary drinks, I don’t think I would have any blood pressure at all.
“Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure”
King obuma associated with higher blood pressure amongst conservatives and patriots. Cure, in various contrivances, is known and effective.
0.8mm Hg? I don’t know of ANY BP cuff that measures THAT accurately. Even so, it’s INSIGNIFICANT. The real problem is inner city kids with 400lb. moms that take their kids to McDonalds every day. When you don’t work all day, you do have a couple of “free minutes” to make something healthy.
I much prefer naturally sugared drinks than the sugar substituted diet drinks because I feel that sugar substitutes may cause cancer.
Like was suggested, one would need to know more about the circumstances. Caffeine might be one factor. Another might be that if the volunteers only drank the sodas when they wanted them, they might only do so when feeling a bit weak and wanting a sugar hit. That would bring blood pressure up from a low to normal level. And was there an attempt to compare sucrose sweetened sodas to HFCS sweetened sodas? The latter are less satisfying and make the typical soda consumer who drinks at will want to drink more of them, increasing the volume of water in the blood.
As far as I can tell, this guy is the cause of 99% of the high blood pressure in the country.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Nationa Institutes of Health, Chicago Health Research Foundation and national agencies in China, Japan and the United Kingdom national agencies in China, Japan and the United Kingdom funded the study.
Planning can help, but it’s easy to talk about planning in a life filled with chaos from sources usually beyond you. I’d go to McDonalds for survival, but I wouldn’t make it the basis of a long term diet plan.
Oh shoot, when I saw that face, mine jumped by 10 mm Hg.
Sooooooooo......which one is worse for me every morning...??
A) My morning quart of espresso.
B) The real sugar I put in my quart of espresso.
C) The real cream I use to lighten my sweetened quart of espresso.
Thankfully I chase my blood pressure meds with a quart of light, sweet espresso first thing every morning....
>> He was born in 1900 and died in 1995, so I dont necessarily believe that whats bad for Joe is bad for John.
Yeah, it depends a lot on what’s in your jeans, not just what you eat ‘n drink.
How about high taxes and government regulation? Has anyone done a study of the health effects of these on productive citizens?
D) All of the above.......
Everything causes cancer......
As was done with tobacco the drum beat against soft drinks is starting. Obesity, high blood pressure and soon some genius will develop the concept of “second hand diabetes” or some such nonsense. This will allow the foul and corrupt political class to impose tax and fees of $7.50/can.
There was a time when I easily drank 12 Pepsi’s a day. Now I am down to 4-6 a day. Age 49 and no high blood pressure or colesterol,
57, 3 Cokes a day, I hate water. No high blood pressure.
I dare her to try to touch my sweet tea!
They’re looking for something to scare people over and to tax.
It makes me wonder if they have some kind of program set to a timer to come up with something new to keep people in a state of constant fear.
They TRIED to tax candy and soda in WA state, but the initiative prevented it. Is there ANYTHING that liberals “don’t like” that they don’t try to ban? And the left always screams about the “religious right” forcing its positions on the populace. Last time I checked, my priest didn’t pass a law forbidding me from eating trans fats or smoking in a park, buying an incandescent lightbulb, or buying my kid a happy meal with a toy.
Nah, our tax dollars went to fund A.C.O.R.N.
Yes, all these studies are absurd. For some of these, they send people a questionnaire once a year and ask them to write down what they ate and drank. How many people can even remotely remember what they consumed over the course of a year, and how many just lie or guess?
My dad was in one of these studies, and when he was older I helped him fill in his answers. I knew that many of his responses were wrong, and I have never trusted one of these silly studies since.
It’s the next government money grab. Check for the trademarked phrase “sugary soft drinks.” This is the focus group tested term that will be parroted ad nauseum.
Well then it’s a good thing that I prefer beverages where most of the nasty sugar has been removed by yeast.
You get the gold star.
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