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Started by: Kellie (My Health Software Support)
Date: October 17, 2009

Hi everyone,

I’ve just reviewed 2 new studies on high fructose corn syrup. One has provided the first evidence that high fructose corn syrup increases blood pressure. I felt it was important to share this one, especially for those who have high blood pressure!

This study adds to the evidence that consuming soda with high fructose corn syrup can cause harm. We know it can contribute to obesity and now hypertension.

I also know that this topic is controversial. In Australia the food and drink manufacturers don’t use as much fructose as they do in America, so I am not as familiar with fructose as many of you.

I avoid soda and it’s empty caloires, but after reading the studies will also be avoiding it due to it’s affect on my blood pressure. What about you?

Thanks! Kellie


2 Responses to “Evidence that fructose increases blood pressure”

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Kellie,

    As you well know, I went through a phase of drinking Coke for about six months. At the time I loved it, and couldn’t get enough of it. Problem was I put on about 20 pounds. I am sure that wasn’t just because of the Coke, but I don’t think it helped.

    These days I just stick to green tea for my caffeine hit (and love it!)

    FWIW: is a great blog to read about the effects of sugar.


  2. Kellie says:

    Hi Steve,

    I love Raisin Blog articles too! I just received his latest article which is also on the topic of fructose in soda and it’s link to high blood pressure.

    The article increases awareness that ‘Sports Water’ type drinks are full of sugars despite the clever marketing lablels that make you think it is good for you.

    It’s a good read! Kellie

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