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Southern Diet Blamed for High Blood Pressure Among African-Americans

Summary by Dr. Joseph Mercola

“Southern” foods, denoted for being heavy in fried dishes, processed meats, added fats, high-fat dairy, breads and sugar-sweetened beverages, may be the reason so many African-Americans in the South suffer from heart disease and high blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Country ham, cornbread and egg dishes washed down with sugary drinks — think sweet tea — were singled out as some of the worst offenders, Newsweek...

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