If you need yet another reason to stop drinking soda, then the results of a new research study may provide just that. For a long time, we have known that soda consumption has been associated with weight gain and obesity which can lead to high blood pressure. However, a new study found that regular soda consumption can raise blood pressure independent of weight gain.
Researchers have found higher blood pressure in people who consume more glucose and fructose (which are both found in soda). In fact, they found that each extra soda per day lead to a significant increase in blood pressure. However, they did not find an association between diet soda and increased blood pressure.
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