Free sugars are sugar granules that manufacturers, cooks, and consumers add to food or beverages. At the same time, new research states that weight gain may not be the only problem when it comes to eating sugar.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) June 28, 2013
Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports on a new study revealing sugar as a contributor to cardiac arrest.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article, (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/heart-health/could-your-sweet-tooth-cause-cardiac-arrest), as concern increases around the world about the consumption of sugar and obesity, The World Health Organization (WHO) confirms that cutting sugar can lead to weight loss. WHO has gone as far as to say that free sugars should be less than 10 percent of total energy intake. Free sugars are sugar granules that manufacturers, cooks, and consumers add to food or beverages. At the same time, new research states that weight gain may not be the only problem when it comes to eating sugar.
The University of Texas Health Center in Houston reports that the white, crystallized substance that so many people around the world are addicted to what could be a danger to their hearts. A small molecule called glucose 6-phosphate accumulates when people eat too much sugar or too much starch. It causes stress on our heart, changes the muscle proteins, and can make it more difficult for our heart to pump blood, leading to cardiac arrest.
Doctors made the discovery after performing preclinical trials in animal models. After testing tissue taken from patients who had a piece of heart muscle removed, they found that heart damage was caused by glucose 6-phosphate or G-6P. The lead investigator points out that many Americans already have stressed heart muscles due to high blood pressure and that adding too much glucose adds "insult to injury."
Heart patients can be treated with diuretics to control the fluid around the heart, as well as beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors to lower the stress on the heart and allow it to pump better, but putting themselves in this position that might lead to cardiac arrest. The Centers for Disease Control reports that heart failure kills approximately 5 million Americans every year. There are about 550,000 new people diagnosed with heart failure each year in the United States.
Statistics show that most American adults consume an overwhelming 13 percent of their calories from added sugars. This adds up to a lot of extra calories contributing to fat, as well as stress on the heart. Nutritionists say, when people eat a lot of sugary foods, they then tend to avoid the healthier items such as fruit and vegetables.
There are ways to reduce risk of cardiac arrest and obesity and still enjoy sweets. Cutting back on foods with added sugars can make it a lot easier to get the nutrients human bodies require.
For those who are really concerned about heart health, it may be worthwhile to keep a food journal. Many people don’t realize how much sugar they are actually consuming. Keeping a food journal can help those keep track of how much sugar they’re ingesting.
(SOURCE: S. Sen, et al. Glucose Regulation of Load-Induced mTOR Signaling and ER Stress in Mammalian Heart. Journal of the American Heart Association, 2013; 2 (3): e004796 DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.113.004796)
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