Carb loaded meals and obesity are detrimental to the heart. A new mechanism explored.
“It is thought to be common sense that carbohydrate loading is detrimental; but the negative effects are delivered through the principal hormones, the natriuretic peptides, produced by your heart, a system that is suppressed in obese individuals,”
“Before the participants began the study, they were normalized on a standard diet for a couple of days to remove any background dietary variability. The investigators observed that drinking the high-carb shake led to a 25 percent reduction in ANP in participants over the course of several hours.”
The amount they took in was the equivalent of 700mls of Coca Cola. Not that much when you see how much some people have each day.