Added sugars may increase blood pressure more than high salt consumption

December 12, 2014 6:13 PM

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Added sugars may increase risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease more than salt, according to new research. Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of premature mortality, and hypertension is its most important risk factor.

Current preventive measures for hypertension involve restricting dietary sodium, particularly by avoiding processed foods.

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