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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure
Science Daily ^ | 03-01-11 | Staff

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: coke; health; pepsi; soda

1 posted on 03/01/2011 5:41:48 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

3 Mountain Dew a day on average, age 47, no high blood pressure given my last checkup...last month. I call BS! =.=


2 posted on 03/01/2011 5:44:32 PM PST by cranked
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To: Red Badger

Oh, please don’t tell me they wasted tax money on this.


3 posted on 03/01/2011 5:45:11 PM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Red Badger

Did they adjust for the caffeine content of the drinks? If not, they’d better go back to the drawing board.


4 posted on 03/01/2011 5:46:19 PM PST by thesharkboy (<-- looking for the silver lining)
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To: Red Badger

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.)


5 posted on 03/01/2011 5:46:40 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Red Badger
l-phenylalnine was the turkey drug so we let him pass.
Unnatural sweeteners do un natural things inside your body.
6 posted on 03/01/2011 5:47:46 PM PST by allmost
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To: Red Badger

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?


7 posted on 03/01/2011 5:48:43 PM PST by laweeks
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To: cranked

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.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 5:48:43 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: cranked

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.


9 posted on 03/01/2011 5:49:06 PM PST by adgirl
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To: Red Badger

“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.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 5:49:33 PM PST by sergeantdave (The democrat party is a seditious organization and must be outlawed)
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To: theDentist

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.


11 posted on 03/01/2011 5:51:25 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Red Badger

I much prefer naturally sugared drinks than the sugar substituted diet drinks because I feel that sugar substitutes may cause cancer.


12 posted on 03/01/2011 5:51:29 PM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


13 posted on 03/01/2011 5:52:40 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Red Badger
Something tells me soda won't be eliminated from the Obamas diet even after the results of this stupid study.

As far as I can tell, this guy is the cause of 99% of the high blood pressure in the country.

14 posted on 03/01/2011 5:53:34 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: theDentist; laweeks

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.


15 posted on 03/01/2011 5:54:33 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: boop

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.


16 posted on 03/01/2011 5:54:46 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Oh shoot, when I saw that face, mine jumped by 10 mm Hg.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 5:55:42 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Red Badger

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....


18 posted on 03/01/2011 5:57:06 PM PST by Bean Counter (Your what hurts...??)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

>> 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.

Yeah, it depends a lot on what’s in your jeans, not just what you eat ‘n drink.


19 posted on 03/01/2011 6:00:34 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Red Badger
Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Associated With Higher Blood Pressure

How about high taxes and government regulation? Has anyone done a study of the health effects of these on productive citizens?

ML/NJ

20 posted on 03/01/2011 6:01:57 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: Bean Counter

D) All of the above.......


21 posted on 03/01/2011 6:08:27 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Ev Reeman

Everything causes cancer......


22 posted on 03/01/2011 6:10:00 PM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

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.


23 posted on 03/01/2011 6:14:19 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: cranked

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,


24 posted on 03/01/2011 6:28:36 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: cranked

57, 3 Cokes a day, I hate water. No high blood pressure.


25 posted on 03/01/2011 7:08:18 PM PST by tiki
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To: laweeks

I dare her to try to touch my sweet tea!


26 posted on 03/01/2011 7:10:31 PM PST by RoseyT (The stars at night are big and bright....)
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To: Red Badger

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.


27 posted on 03/01/2011 7:56:08 PM PST by Trillian
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To: Trillian

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.


28 posted on 03/01/2011 8:18:15 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: theDentist

Nah, our tax dollars went to fund A.C.O.R.N.


29 posted on 03/01/2011 8:21:02 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: theDentist; cranked

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.


30 posted on 03/01/2011 10:46:00 PM PST by Pining_4_TX
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To: cranked

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.


31 posted on 03/01/2011 10:51:58 PM PST by Richard Kimball
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To: Red Badger

Well then it’s a good thing that I prefer beverages where most of the nasty sugar has been removed by yeast.


32 posted on 03/01/2011 11:01:03 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: ml/nj
How about high taxes and government regulation? Has anyone done a study of the health effects of these on productive citizens?

You get the gold star.

33 posted on 03/02/2011 12:11:28 AM PST by Crucial
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