WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A diet high in Fructose found in sweetened soft drinks and junk food raises blood pressure among men, according to research.
One of two studies released provided the first evidence that fructose helps raise blood pressure. The second study, which measured fructose intake in mice, suggested that people who consume junk foods and sweetened soft drinks at night could gain weight faster than those who don't, and had higher stress hormone levels.
"These results suggest that excessive fructose intake may have a role in the worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes," said Dr. Richard Johnson of the University of Colorado-Denver, who studied the link between blood pressure and men.
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