Sugar overload can hurt your heart

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(KPLR) – Dr. Georges Chahoud with SSM Heart Institute spoke with Christine Buck about sugar overload and the damage it can cause your heart.

We often talk about sugar levels and risk of diabetes, but we don’t often talk about the toll it takes on your heart.

A new study says 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.

G6P can accumulate from eating too much starch and/or sugar.