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Can you tell me how could sugar and salt, such tiny particles cause high blood pressure, blocked arteries, overweightness, etc?

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Dr. Holly Maes
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In brief: Body response

It's not the particles themselves that cause the problems.
Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar and the body's response to this is secretion of certain hormones, including things like cortisol (a steroid), which can have elevate blood pressure. Same with sodium, except the effect comes from the kidneys, a different hormone is secreted, but again, that hormone causes increase in blood pressure.

In brief: Body response

It's not the particles themselves that cause the problems.
Sugar leads to increase in blood sugar and the body's response to this is secretion of certain hormones, including things like cortisol (a steroid), which can have elevate blood pressure. Same with sodium, except the effect comes from the kidneys, a different hormone is secreted, but again, that hormone causes increase in blood pressure.
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