New study links eating out frequently with high blood pressure

April 14, 2015 8:03 PM

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Findings of a recent study conducted by the scientists from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore suggest that eating out too frequently might be linked with hypertension or high blood pressure. They saw a strong connection between meals away from home and a higher saturated fat intake, a higher caloric intake as well as a higher salt intake, all of which are associated with high blood pressure.

For the purpose of this study, the researchers took a look at eating behaviors that increased the hypertension risk in 500 participants in the 18-40 age group. They took into account the body mass index (BMI) levels and lifestyle factors of these subjects. Additionally, they calculated the total num...

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