Drinking Coffee does not
Raise Blood Pressure But Soda Does
November 8th 2005
Women that drink
coffee may not show an increase in blood pressure. According to a new
study appearing in the November 9th issue of Journal of the
American Medical Association (JAMA) coffee drinking has no links to
temporary hypertension or even persistent high blood pressure.
The Study, authored
by Dr. Wolfgang Winkelmayer assessed the relationship between coffee
intake and physician diagnosed hypertension (blood pressure). They did
find that cola consumption increased the risk for hypertension.
increases blood pressure according the team. The study followed women
that were free from physician diagnosed hypertension for 12 years.
Through questionnaires they compared coffee and cola intake with blood
The study concluded
that even though habitual coffee consumption was not
associated with an increased risk of hypertension,
consumption of sugared or diet cola was associated with it.
This is good news for
coffee drinkers but bad news for those that drink colas. About 50
million Americans have hypertension or persistent high blood pressure.
Further studies are warranted to determine why colas raise blood
pressure and coffee does not.
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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