HFCS and Your Heart

HFCS and uncontrolled growth of the heart

High consumption of fructose can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes and heart attack.
Credit: Courtesy of ETH Zurich/Peter Mirtschnik and Tatiana Simka

Newly Discovered Danger of High Fructose Corn Syrup is Alarming!  New scientific studies reveal how high fructose corn syrup-containing foods are causing yet another unwanted side effect – heart failure.

It started with the replacement of glucose with fructose, including high fructose corn syrup, which tastes sweet but doesn’t elevate sugar levels in the blood.  Good, right?  Wrong.  HFCS is bad all over.

This article by Natural Society lays it out pretty succinctly.

“The liver converts fructose directly into fat. People who consume lots of fructose end up developing high blood pressure, suffering from obesity, and developing insulin resistance, among other health issues. Doctors usually call this metabolic syndrome – and for some time, they couldn’t figure out why so many Americans were so overweight.”

How does this affect the heart?

“Unknown previously, but verified through their research and recently published in Nature, fructose has been discovered to be a key driver for a molecular mechanism that drives uncontrolled growth of the heart muscle. This condition can eventually lead to complete heart failure, as the heart literally outgrows its ability to function within the body.”

What’s more, since one consumes fructose to cause this issue, they likely have high blood pressure as well, which is a one-two punch to the cardiovascular system.

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Breaking the Sugar Addiction

Are you addicted to sugar?

1. Do you struggle to walk past a sugary treat without taking ‘just one’?

2. Do you have routines around sugar consumption – for example, always having pudding, or needing a piece of chocolate to relax in front of the television?

3. Are there times when you feel as if you cannot go on without a sugar hit?

4. If you are forced to go without sugar for 24 hours, do you develop headaches and mood swings?

If you answered ‘yes’ to one of the questions above, you are addicted.

Many people will be shocked to find from this little questionnaire, snagged from the article Sweet poison: why sugar is ruining our health, that they are addicts.

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