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.

Read the article…

The Statin Truth

Doctors regularly prescribe statin drugs to treat high cholesterol, telling patients 1) high cholesterol causes heart disease and 2) statin drugs are the best way to treat high cholesterol.  This practice has come into serious question.  Does research support our long-held beliefs in cholesterol?  No.  Not only has this belief not helped in reducing heart disease, but the belief that a low-fat diet combined with statin drugs may actually be doing harm.  After all, most low-fat foods are high in sugar, and we now know that sugar is the real multi-purpose-poison.

Check out these videos and articles:

Statin Nation: The Great Cholesterol Cover-up

Statin Nation II: What Really Causes Heart Disease?

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