Monday, May 24, 2010

Sickening news about a common sweetener

Following the news about whether high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is bad for you or not is a lot like watching professional table tennis: You could get whiplash trying to keep up.

However, many of the favorable studies are from HFCS manufacturers or associations, and we don't think their data is great.

Besides, there's growing evidence that avoiding this el cheapo sugar replacement could also help you avoid heart disease, stroke and diabetes, not to mention wrinkles and impotence.

In a groundbreaking new study, a third of people consuming 200 grams of HFCS a day -- what you'd get in seven 20-ounce bottles of soda -- developed metabolic syndrome in two weeks.

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1 comment:

  1. A movement to ban HFCS is gaining some momentum, enough so that the Corn Refiners Association is worried enough to try to counter it. Here's the story: