Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk

MedPage Today reports, “Consuming beverages flavored with either sugar or artificial sweeteners was associated with a higher risk of developing hypertension,” according to research presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s annual meeting.

“In three large, prospective studies of healthcare professionals, drinking at least one sweetened beverage a day was associated with a 6% to 20% greater relative risk of receiving a hypertension diagnosis from a doctor,” researchers found.

Investigators arrived at this conclusion after having “examined data from … the Nurses’ Health Study I (88,540 women), the Nurses’ Health Study II (97,991 women), and the Health Professionals’ Follow-Up Study (37,360 men).

In past blogs I’ve told you about the increasing evidence on the health dangers of sodas and sweetened beverages, especially for kids. Here are some of those blogs:

Here are some of my blogs on sodas and sugary drinks:

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