‘Sugar overload can cause heart damage’

Your sweet tooth may be damaging your heart! Eating too much sugar can set people down a pathway to heart failure, a new study has warned.
A single small molecule, the glucose metabolite glucose 6-phosphate (G6P), causes stress to the heart that changes the muscle proteins and induces poor pump function leading to heart failure, according to the researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth). G6P can accumulate from eating too much starch and/or sugar, researchers said.
“Treatment is difficult. Physicians can give diuretics to control the fluid, and beta-blockers and ACE inhibitors to lower the stress on the heart and allow it to pump more economically,” said Heinrich Taegtmeyer, professor of cardiology at the UTHealth Medical School.

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Women suffer 20 years of bad hair days in life
London: Women spend a staggering 20 years of their lives worrying over “bad hair days”, a UK poll has found. The poll found the average woman in UK will spend 7,332 days of her life being miserable about the state of her tresses. Eight out of 10 women said their feelings of self-worth, confidence and beauty depend on how their hair is looking. If it is messy and unruly it can make them moody and depressed for more than four hours during the day.
Travelodge, which quizzed 2,000 British women, found that more than half said their “inner strength” was dictated by their hairdo, the Daily Express reported.
“Having unmanageable tresses can make a woman feel tired, grumpy and less confident. In contrast a great hair day will make a woman feel sexy, confident and ready to take on the world,” Shakila Ahmed, spokesperson for the hotel chain, said. — PTI

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