Sugar May Be Worse for Blood Pressure Than Salt

December 13, 2014 1:26 AM

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Both sugar and salt have gotten bad publicity over the years, at least as far as a healthy diet is concerned. Sugary food consumption has been linked to diabetes and obesity, while excessive intake of salt and salty foods has been associated with cardiovascular illnesses, particularly high blood pressure. However, a recent study puts sugar in an even worse light, as it claims that sugar may increase blood pressure more than salt does.

Both sugar and salt have gotten bad publicity over the years, at least as far as a healthy diet is concerned. Sugary food consumption has been linked to diabetes and obesity, while excessive intake of salt and salty foods has been associated with cardiovascular illnesses, particularly high blood pre...

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