Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Do your own HFCS study

Imagine my surprise when last Wednesday, the very day the column “Peanut butter recall can open our eyes” came out in the Sun-Times, I had an email from Audrae Erickson, president of the Corn Refiners Association. It is quite amazing that the large association took notice of three comments made in this small town newspaper, especially in such a short time.

One of the comments which offended President Erickson was: “The large amounts of different forms of sugar, including high fructose corn syrup, contained in processed foods have undoubtedly kindled the increase in diabetes seen in both children and adults.” Erickson said, that other countries where they don’t use HFCS also have rising rates of diabetes and obesity which supports findings of the Centers for Disease Control and the American Diabetes Association that the primary causes of diabetes are obesity, advancing age, and heredity.

Read the Entire Article at The Sun-Times

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