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Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption in relation to hypertension among Iranian university students: the MEPHASOUS study

Frequent consumption of sugary beverages may result in a spike in the incidence of hypertension among men and women.

This study focused on whether regular drinking of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) is tied to the development of high blood pressure (hypertension). With the aid of dietary questionnaires, researchers examined the beverage-consumption habits of 66,634 university students from Iran. The blood pressures of all the participants were measured regularly throughout the course of the study. 

Researchers noticed that individuals who drank the highest amounts of sugary beverages were 2.17 times more likely to have hypertension than their counterparts who refrained from consuming these sweetened drinks. This study further lend support to the hypothesis that habitual drinking of sugary beverages may facilitate the onset of hypertension in men and women.

Research Summary Information

  • 2020
  • Masoume Mansouri, Farshad Sharifi, Hamid Yaghubi, Mehdi Varmaghani, Yousef Moghadas Tabrizi, Morteza Nasiri, Omid Sadeghi
  • Student Health Services, Students' Health and Consultation Center, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. Elderly Health Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Department of Psychology, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran. Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. Department of Health and Sport Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran. Department of Operating Room Technology, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. Department of Community Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6117, Iran. omidsadeghi69@yahoo.com. Gerash University of Medical Sciences, Gerash, Iran. omidsadeghi69@yahoo.com. Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. omidsadeghi69@yahoo.com.
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