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Article title: High-fructose corn syrup-sweetened soft drink consumption increases vascular resistance in the kidneys at rest and during sympathetic activation

Authors: Christopher L. Chapman, Tigran Grigoryan, Nicole T. Vargas, Emma L. Reed, Paul J. Kueck, Leonard D. Pietrafesa, Adam C. Bloomfield, Blair D. Johnson, Zachary J. Schlader

From the authors: "These findings indicate that [high fructose corn syrup] acutely increases vascular resistance in the kidneys, independent of caffeine content and beverage osmolality, which likely occurs via simultaneous elevations in circulating uric acid and vasopressin."

This study is highlighted as one of May's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.