Drinking Less Sugar May Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking Less Sugar May Lower Blood Pressure

Drinking fewer sugary beverages may lower blood pressure, according to new research published in the medical journal Circulation. We’ve all heard warnings about sugar and obesity or diabetes. Now comes evidence linking it to blood pressure. Drinking one less sugar-sweetened beverage daily was associated with drops in blood pressure in a study of 800 adults with elevated blood pressure. American adults consume an average of 2.3 servings of sugar-sweetened beverages daily. In this study, these were defined as drinks sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup including regular soft drinks, fruit drinks, lemonade and fruit punch.