Eat Weight Disord. 2019 May 21. Epub 2019 May 21. PMID: 31115792
Sugar-sweetened beverages consumption in relation to hypertension among Iranian university students: the MEPHASOUS study.
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the link between sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) consumption and hypertension among a large population in the Middle East.METHODS: In this cross-sectional study (a part of Mental and Physical Health Assessment of University Student: MEPHASOUS study), 66,634 university students from all provinces of Iran, aged ≥ 18 years, were included. A self-administered dietary habits questionnaire was used to assess SSBs consumption as well as other dietary intakes. Participants were categorized based on three levels of SSB consumption: