DOES FRUCTOSE INTAKE INFLUENCE HEART RATE VARIABILITY?
*Dr. Chandraselvi E., Dr. Saikumar P. and Dr. Vasugi S.
Background: WHO recently estimated that among those aged 25 years in 2013, there are about 199 million hypertensives. Adverse effects of fructose intake have been proved in both human and animals. Questions have been raised as to whether high consumption of fructose are directly related to development of hypertension. Aim and objectives: To estimate the influence of high fructose intake on heart rate variability. Materials and methods: Forty seven male nonsmoking subjects aged between 18-25 years were recruited in this study. Their fructose consumption was analysed by using the data collected from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).Heart rate vaviability was analysed by using RMS Polyrite. Results: Fructose intake was positively correlated with soft drinks consumption each day.We also observed changes in HRV. Their fructose level was significantly correlated with HRV. Conclusion: The results of this study suggest that high fructose consumption, in the form of soft drinks and added sugars will alter the HRV. So we concluded that consumption of high fructose may alter the cardiac performance.[Full Text Article]