Determining the association of dietary fructose with blood pressure and kidney disease
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Fructose consumption increased dramatically with the use of low-cost high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener. The increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup-containing sodas and processed foods has been strongly implicated in the epidemic of diabetes, obesity, renal failure and hypertension. A substantial 23.1% of individuals in Wisconsin consume beverages containing high fructose corn syrup at least once per day. Given the high prevalence of hypertension and high levels of consumption of fructose, researchers seek to better understand the association of dietary fructose with blood pressure salt-sensitivity and underlying renal microvascular mechanisms by which fructose intake affects blood pressure and kidney disease.
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