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Tag: blood pressure

Quiz: Does Your Blood Pressure Pass the Test?

Health Quiz

  1. Blood pressure changes throughout the day. It
    • A – is highest while you sleep.
    • B – rises when you awaken.
    • C – is lower when you take a bath.
  2. Blood pressure is measured in an upper number and lower number. These are called
    • A – systolic and diastolic.
    • B – numerator and denominator.
    • C – a ratio.
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Drinking fewer sugar-sweetened beverages may lower blood pressure.

Study highlights:

  • Drinking one less sugar-sweetened beverage a day was associated with a drop in blood pressure in a study of 800 adults with elevated blood pressure.
  • Increased intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has already been linked with risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.
  • Researchers say this does not prove that sugar-sweetened beverages cause high blood pressure and warrants further study.
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