|MadSci Network: Medicine|
The heart is a muscular pumping organ of the body and principal instrument in driving the blood to all parts of the body. Adults have a normal resting heart beat of 72 strokes per minute. Various things influence the heart rate, e.g. exercise, drugs, hormonal factors, psychological factors, certain disease states, etc. Normal intake of any nutrients, including sugar, have not been shown to have any effect on the heart rate. Indeed, why would it? Unless, of course, if a high intake of sugared foods and beverages that would create obesity may enhance fat deposits around the heart thus causing an effect on its normal pumping action.
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