Fructose in Sweetened Can Cause High Blood Pressure

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fructose in Sweetened Can Cause High Blood Pressure

Fructose is usually contained in any sweet food and beverages including fruits although only a few. The diet with lots of sweetener-containing fructose can trigger high blood pressure or hypertension as one of the top causes of death in America.

In the daily fructose can usually be tangible as a high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Lots of food and beverages that contain HFCS from soft drinks, juice drinks to bakery products and other processed foods. It has been linked to obesity or the pre-diabetic condition known as metabolic syndrome.

The Institute of Medicine noted that one in three Americans has hypertension and most of them do not understand it because there are no regular checks of their blood pressure. A surprising discovery by researchers at University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center have shown that the causes of high blood pressure during the last hundred years is directly related to increased consumption of fructose.

Nearly a third of heart attacks, stroke causes and kidney failure associated with hypertension. The scientists also advised to reduce food and beverages that contain a lot of fructose to reduce the risk of developing hypertension.