The study, which was conducted by researchers from both the US and the UK and is now in the journal Hypertension, found that sugar intake was highest among those who consumed more than one sugary drink daily.
Each extra can of drink consumed per day raised the participants systolic blood pressure by an average of 1.6mmHg and raised diastolic blood pressure by 0.8mmHg.
Though scientists are still unsure about how and why this happens, they believe it may be related to too much sugar disrupting blood vessel tone and salt levels within the body.
In addition, the researchers also found that individuals who did drink more than one serving per day generally consumed more calories (397 extra calories a day)than those who steered clear of sugary drinks.
The American Heart Association are recommending that individuals do not drink more than three 355ml cans of sugary drink per week.