Medical News Summary: Caffeine proves strong links to hypertension


About: Caffeine proves strong links to hypertension
Date: 1 June 2004
Source: Knight Ridder Newspapers
Author: Elinor J. Brecher
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Knight Ridder Newspapers): A new study has indicated that the caffeine in soft drinks increases the risk of hypertension. The study had found black teenagers to be the most at risk. Approximately one quarter of American adults suffer from high blood pressure and are thus prone to cardiovascular disease. The American Heart Association recommends the blood-pressure checks should start at the age of 3.
Related Disease Topics: Hypertension, High blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease
Related Treatment Topics: Caffeine

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