Fructose Powers a Vicious Cycle

Researchers have found a hitherto unknown molecular mechanism that is driven by fructose and can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure.

High consumption of fructose can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes and heart attack.

In recent decades fructose spread throughout the food market, due to a reputation as being less harmful than glucose. In contrast to glucose, fructose barely increases blood glucose levels and insulin secretion. This avoids frequently recurring insulin spikes after any glucose consumption, which are judged harmful. In addition, fructose is sweeter to the taste.

But there’s a downside: the liver converts fructose very efficiently into fat. People who consume too much high-fructose food can in time become overweight and develop high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia with fatty liver and insulin resistance — symptoms that doctors group together under the name metabolic syndrome

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Understanding the Dangers of HFCS

Excellent article on the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, and the specific effects on diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, immune systems and aging.

Since fructose is an addictive substance, low dose, repeated fructose ingestion is an ideal way to produce diabetes and pre-diabetes in people. Fructose is hidden in many foods going by other names, and that makes it almost impossible to tell how much you are eating when you ingest processed foods.

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Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome | Podiatry Today

Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome

by Richard Jacoby, DPM, and Chad Thomas, DPM

The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes is increasing at a startling rate, and there is a high occurrence of neuroma pain with patients who exhibit symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Taking a closer look at the research and offering insights from their own experience, these authors suggest that clinicians should consider any patient with “neuroma pain” as being at risk for pre-diabetes.

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Debunking the Cholesterol Issue

Insulin Resistance Not Cholesterol Causes Heart Disease

Half a century of medical practice has hammered in a lot of mis-information regarding cholesterol, diabetes / insulin resistance and heart disease. This video is a must-watch, well worth the 40+ minutes.
Dr. Gerber discusses why it’s important to measure post-meal insulin and the strong relationship between hyperinsulinemia and heart disease.

 

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