Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sugar, Not Salt, to Blame for High Blood Pressure

For years people have been urged to cut their salt intake, but researchers claim that sugar is more related to high blood pressure than salt is.
Sugar - not salt - is to blame for high blood pressure, US researchers claim.

They argue that high sugar levels affect a key area of the brain which causes the heart rate to quicken and blood pressure to rise.

The scientists from New York and Kansas also highlight a recent study of 8,670 French adults which found no link between salt and high blood pressure. Read more

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