Boiled or baked potatoes, mash and chips cause high blood pressure in females only.
Remarkably men are not affected
According to scientists from the Harvard Medical who published a study in the BMJ (formerly British Medical Journal) starchy vegetables do cause high blood pressure, in female test subjects only! Remarkably, the effects did not affect males.
Biological and hormonal differences
The researchers believe that the high glycemic index of potatoes – in comparison to green vegetables – is the trigger for the observed effects. Potatoes do cause a spike in blood sugar, but the reason why males are not affected remains a mystery. Men and woman do have enormous biological and hormonal differences.