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Sugary drinks linked to high blood pressure
Drinking too many sugary beverages appears to raise the risk of high blood pressure, experts are warning.
Findings suggest blood pressure goes up incrementally for every extra can of sugary drink consumed per day. Drinking more than 355ml a day of sugar-sweetened fruit juice or carbonated drink can be enough to upset the balance, data reveals.
The precise mechanism behind the link is unclear, but scientists believe too much sugar in the blood disrupts blood vessel tone and salt levels in the body.
The American Heart Association says people should drink no more than three 355ml cans of soda a week. 
Professor Paul Elliott, senior author of the study, said: "It's widely known that if you have too much salt in your diet, you're more likely to develop high blood pressure. The results of this study suggest that people should be careful about how much sugar they consume as well."
High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Someone with a blood pressure level of 135mmHg over 85mmHg is twice as likely to have a heart attack or stroke as someone with a reading of 115mmHg over 75mmHg.
In the study, the link between sugary drinks and higher blood pressure was especially strong in people who consumed a lot of salt as well as sugar. Excess salt in the diet is already a known to contribute to high blood pressure.
Professor Graham MacGregor, chairman of the Blood Pressure Association said: "This is another nail in the coffin for soft drinks. "Not only do they make you obese but they may also put up your blood pressure. Drinking sweet soft drinks is not good news."
Dr. Iverson's Comment
Nail in the coffin is right! Another processed food that is not just void of nutrients, but actually harmful to the body. Here it examines all sweetened drinks, meaning soda pop AND fruit juice. And just when you thought you may be doing a good thing by switching out the pop for a juice!
It seems that as Americans we choose to see our health decline as we continue to eat foods that we intuitively KNOW are really not healthy for us. Then…we actually spend big bucks to PROVE in a scientific experiment that these foods really weren’t healthy for us after all. Guess we should have listened to our great-grandmother’s advice for proper nutrition and saved the big bucks all along.  
Well, here is another application of common sense: Do not wait for the research to come out and say that a certain food causes disease. If your great-great-grandmother never ate it, then follow her path. The processed and packaged foods of today are laden with chemicals and are not suitable for nourishing the body. 
Be well!
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