Welcome to my podcast. I am Doctor Warrick Bishop, and I want to help you to live as well as possible for as long as possible. I’m a practising cardiologist, best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the creator of The Healthy Heart Network. I have over 20 years as a specialist cardiologist and a private practice of over 10,000 patients.

This episode discusses two main topics related to health and nutrition. The first is the potential link between high fructose corn syrup in sugary beverages and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and fatty liver disease. The speaker notes that more research is needed, but the connection seems plausible given how high fructose corn syrup is an inexpensive sweetener used in many drinks.

The second topic is the tendency for red wine drinkers to experience more severe hangovers compared to other alcohols. Dr. Bishop explains this may be due to a compound in red wine that inhibits the enzyme that breaks down acetaldehyde, the substance responsible for hangover symptoms.

Dr. Bishop encourages listeners to be aware of these potential health impacts and to share the podcast with others, as it may help save lives. He also promotes his website where people can assess their risk of heart attack.


  • High fructose corn syrup used in sugary, sweetened beverages has been linked to increased obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
  • There is a potential genetic survival mechanism where fructose from high fructose corn syrup may impact adenosine triphosphate, leading to energy imbalance and changes in energy regulation.
  • Similar to the case of trans fats, more research is needed to determine if high fructose corn syrup should be banned or severely limited in sugary drinks.
  • Hangovers from red wine may be more common than other alcohols due to a compound in red wine that inhibits the enzyme that converts acetaldehyde to acetate.
  • Acetaldehyde is the metabolic component that drives the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover, while acetate is relatively benign.
  • People of Asian ancestry are more genetically predisposed to having a mutated acetaldehyde dehydrogenase enzyme, leading to alcohol intolerance.
  • The drug disulfiram (Antabuse) works by blocking acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, causing acetaldehyde buildup and making people feel terrible to deter alcohol consumption.
  • The amount of red wine consumed can impact the severity of a hangover, as higher levels of the inhibiting compound may accumulate.
  • There is potential for future compounds that could block the interaction between red wine components and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase.
  • The podcast host encourages listeners to check their risk of heart attack at the website www.virtualheartcheck.com.au.

Australia, like the rest of the western world, has a heart problem.

Over 9 million people around the world die from heart disease every year.

Every 10 minutes, someone in Australia suffers a heart attack. And 21 lives are lost daily because of it.

The devastating fact in all of this is… 

Almost every one of those cases could have been prevented. 

This podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their health literacy and gain information to help them make the best decisions about their risk of heart attack, their cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of diabetes, weight loss and general health. Join me on my personal mission journey to prevent Heart Attack on a global scale. If you like this podcast, I would be honoured by a 5-star review and appreciate if you let your friends and family know about this podcast; you may even save the life of someone you love!

Are You at Risk of a Sudden Heart Attack? How Healthy is Your Heart? Really?

Heart disease is the #1 killer in the Western World. In Australia, someone dies every 28 minutes from heart disease. That’s 51 people a day. In the US, someone has a heart attack every 40 SECONDS! Fortunately, many heart attacks are preventable. However, regular exercise and eating healthy are no guarantee you won’t succumb to this silent killer.

  • 94% of Australians have at least One Risk Factor for heart disease.
  •  59% of Australians have been Touched by heart disease.
  •  Yet only 3% of Australians have had a Full Heart-Health Assessment in the past 12 months.

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