Is blood pressure commonly raised by moderate consumption of liquorice?

  title={Is blood pressure commonly raised by moderate consumption of liquorice?},
  author={Helga Ag{\'u}sta Sigurj{\'o}nsd{\'o}ttir and J{\'o}hann Ragnarsson and Leifur Franzson and Gardar Sigurdsson},
  journal={Journal of human hypertension},
  volume={9 5},
It is well known that excessive liquorice intake can induce sodium and fluid retention, hypokalaemia, hypertension and inhibition of the renin-angiotensin system. We tested whether regular moderate liquorice consumption (50 g and 100 g daily) raises blood pressure (BP) in a normotensive population. Ingestion of 100 g of liquorice daily (n = 30) caused a significant rise in systolic blood pressure (SBP) by a mean of 6.5 mm Hg (P < 0.001) and a fall in plasma potassium by 0.24 mmol/l (P < 0.001… CONTINUE READING


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