The commercials are wrong: high-fructose corn syrup is bad for you.
No, really bad. That's according to the results of a new study.
Unlike sucrose - which comes from sugar cane and beets - fructose, which is made from corn, can raise your uric acid levels.
Elevated uric acid levels can set off a hormone, called angiotensin II, that makes blood vessels contract. This can increase your blood pressure, say researchers at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.