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Study Suggests Sugar Is Worse Than Salt for Blood Pressure

Feb 25, 2015

• Added sugars, particularly fructose, in the US diet may be more strongly related to high blood pressure than salt
• Cutting processed foods from your diet may benefit high blood pressure not only because it reduces salt, but more likely because it reduces sugar
• Excess sugar in your diet increases blood pressure and heart rate and contributes to inflammation, insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction

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