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Thursday, January 22, 2009 Michelle, Community Member, asks

Q: Why does my blood pressure rise after drinking Slim Fast or eating a Slim Fast bar?

I am a 72 year old female. Have had a stent implant and by-pass 2/12 years ago. I do not drink Slim Fast as a regular diet, only when I need a 'quick breakfast' or such. The other day I had a Slim Fast for breakfast and a Slim Fast bar mid-morning. Shortly thereafter, I had heart palpitations and took my blood pressure. It was 209/88 when it is usually 123/70. Went to the doctor a few hours later and pressure was fine. Is there a correlation between the Slim Fast and my high blood pressure? There was nothing unusual going on that morning.

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jon, Community Member
1/28/09 5:34pm

Those types of drinks usually have alot of sugar and carbohydrates in them. Best just to not drink them a banana/blueberries and some walnuts instead :)

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By Michelle, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/17/10, First Published: 01/22/09