Cutting down on sugary drinks may reduce heart risk

May 24, 2010

Researchers at Louisiana State University monitored more than 800 adults who drank only one serving of a sweetened drink for 18 months. By the end of the study their blood pressure levels were down.

Part of the results can be attributed to weight loss. But, when factored out, researchers say the blood pressure decrease was still significant. They say improving blood pressure means a lower risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

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