Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 13th, 2006
"Macronutrients may induce various hemodynamic effects. In the fructose-fed rat blood pressure increase is associated with insulin resistance and enhanced sympathetic activity," a researcher in Belgium reports in a review.
"In humans," wrote P. Valensi, Paris-Nord University, "oral glucose intake induces a slight and transient increase of blood pressure secondary to sympathetic activation. This increase may be higher in hypertensive subjects and followed by a significant fall in blood pressure in elderly subjects. Saturated fatty acid-enriched diet induces in male rats a...
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