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High Fructose Corn Syrup Now Labeled as Fructose or HFCS-90

3/10/2015 - The Corn Refiners Association is now labeling high fructose corn syrup as fructose. Packing on products such as General Mills Vanilla Chex cereal now states the product contains no high fructose corn syrup, while the ingredients list contains the simple word, "fructose." This fructose is actually a...

High fructose corn syrup, fructose, corn syrup - Poison by any other name

1/21/2015 - When chemicals added to processed foods earn a bad rep for causing disease and disability, one would hope the food manufacturers would remove them from their products or the FDA would protect the American people by banning them, but neither seems to be the case - not when big money is at stake. Instead...

Fructose causes reproductive problems, earlier death, study shows

1/19/2015 - When fructose is discussed, it's usually not just about normal natural sugars in fruits like apples, pears and watermelons. It's usually about high-fructose corns syrup (HFCS). It is ubiquitous in processed foods, especially sodas, because it packs more sweetness per gram than sugar and it's cheaper....

Nearly half the children born in the last decade are at risk of diabetes

8/21/2014 - According to News Daily, a CDC study has determined that two out five people born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to develop diabetes type 2. This rate is double what it was two decades ago for men, and it's a 50 percent increase for women. Currently, 29 million people suffer from mostly diabetes...

High fructose consumption causes rapid, extensive liver damage even without weight gain

8/18/2014 - The medical profession has overlooked some major pathological effects of fructose consumption and its effects on liver function. Regardless of whether or not a person gains weight from it, consuming fructose was recently shown by researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina...

Sodas contain more health-harming fructose than labels lead you to believe

7/13/2014 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used to sweeten many food products, like popular ketchup brands, pancake syrups and barbecue sauces. The grocery store is loaded with HFCS food concoctions, but the greatest concern regarding health is probably sodas, since these beverages are easily consumed en masse. 24-packs...

Sugar increases hypertension

6/20/2014 12:05:25 AM - All 12 studies in a May, 2014, meta-analysis found that sugar elevates blood pressure. The study called "Impact of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages on Blood Pressure" was published in the American Journal of Cardiology. Soft drinks easily earn the name "liquid candy," because they contain an average of...

The top six fruits for energy

5/13/2013 - This may be controversial. Since high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been pointed out as a leading cause of fatty liver, obesity, and other bad health issues, many assume the same is true for consuming fruits. Yes, fruits contain fructose. But that fructose is in much smaller quantities than HFCS....

Food investigations: Welch's fruit juice cocktails contain more corn than fruit: 80% water and high fructose corn syrup

5/2/2013 - If you buy fruit juices at your local grocery store, you might notice the Welch's brand juices sold in refrigerated cartons. Welch's calls them "refrigerated cocktails" and offers exotic-sounding flavors like Strawberry Peach, Dragon Fruit Mango Cocktail and Orange Pineapple Apple. These products...

Fructose interferes with brain's appetite regulation

3/28/2013 - Fructose fails to trigger activity in regions of the brain associated with feelings of fullness and satiety, according to a preliminary study conducted by researchers from Yale University and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In contrast, consumption of glucose leads directly...

Fructose triggers brain changes that lead to overeating

2/20/2013 - New research funded in part by the U.S. government has finally proven that all those corn industry-funded commercials that claim high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the same thing as table sugar, and that your body cannot tell the difference between the two, are patently false. According to the data,...

High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes

12/5/2012 - A new, eye-opening study has taken the novel approach of examining a country's high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) consumption and correlated that with the incidence of diabetes. This study examines the long-suspected assumption that corn syrup contributes to the rapidly and consistently increasing rise...

Study finds U.S. leads way in high fructose corn syrup consumption and diabetes rates

12/2/2012 - The United States leads the way in high fructose corn syrup intake with a staggering 55 lbs/person/year average. Although it is common knowledge that a high sugar diet is the leading risk factor in developing type II diabetes, it is now becoming more clear that HFCS is the primary culprit. A brief...

How cancer feeds on sugar (and other big reasons to avoid refined sweets)

11/23/2012 - Not only is sugar the primary source of excess calories in the United States, but the latest research also shows that cancer cells lap up high-fructose corn syrup, adding yet another reason to avoid it. A couple of years ago, researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles found that pancreatic...

Beat gout naturally

11/20/2012 - Gout is a disease in which uric acid levels accumulate and cause massive damage and swelling to various joints of the body. The uric acid is caused by poor dietary habits and metabolic stress. Specific lifestyle strategies can help reduce the symptoms of gout and restore proper metabolic function to...

One in 10 teenagers now suffers from liver disease due to toxic food supply

10/16/2012 - Today, more young people than ever are suffering from a chronic illness -- the cause of which has everything to do with eating a toxic diet -- that used to occur primarily only among older adults with diabetes. Figures recently compiled as part of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...

Fructose consumption shown to damage liver by altering energy balance

9/27/2012 - Mortality from diseases of the liver has increased over the past half-century to secure a place as one of the top, leading causes of death each year in the United States. One hundred years ago, liver disease was virtually unheard of except for the occasional death from alcoholic cirrhosis. Today, non-alcoholic...

Sugar and high fructose diet slows brain and memory functions

9/10/2012 - Health-minded individuals know that consuming a diet rich in sugary foods or laden with high fructose corn syrup increases incidence of heart disease, dementia, diabetes, and cancer. We can now add cognitive decline and poor memory retention to the list. This should be of particular interest to high...

Fructose promotes hormonal imbalance and weight gain

8/23/2012 - Fructose is the sugar in fruit, vegetables, grains and honey. It is also used as a popular sweetener in prepared foods including and perhaps especially in soft drinks in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). According to a 2004 article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, HFCS makes...

Fruit 101 - Learn the right way to eat fruits for natural cleansing

7/31/2012 - There are two controversies with eating fruits: Should you eat them and if so, when? Those who reject fruit consumption point to glycemic indices and claim fruit's sugar spikes could lead to diabetes while pointing out that fruit sugar is fructose, and fructose is hard on the liver. Those who regard...

Fructose makes you stupid: Study

6/6/2012 - A UCLA rat study, published in May in the Journal of Physiology, suggests that a diet that maintains a high level of fructose for as little as six weeks slows the brain and hampers memory and learning. "Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think," concluded Fernando Gomez-Pinilla,...

High fructose corn syrup can't disguise itself as 'corn sugar,' FDA decides

6/5/2012 - The days of food and beverage makers hiding the gargantuan sugar content of high fructose corn syrup under the deceptive label of "corn sugar" are over following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision that prohibits the common industry practice. According to recent reports, FDA regulators...

Fructose makes you stupid; DHA makes you smart

5/25/2012 - A recent study in rats examined the effect of omega-3 fats (particularly DHA) and fructose on memory. Rats were trained to solve a maze and then given either a diet with omega-3 fats (DHA and flax seed oil) or one deficient in omega-3 fats. Each group was further divided into those also fed fructose...

Sugar takes on high fructose corn syrup in high stakes legal battle to see which is most unhealthy

3/26/2012 - In what has all the appearances of the pot calling the kettle black, two of the unhealthiest and most widely consumed items in the American diet are headed to court to decide which one is more evil. Big Sugar is taking on Big Corn and their High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in a landmark battle scheduled...

Fructose is found to increase cardiovascular and diabetes risk in adolescents

2/15/2012 - Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University have published evidence that cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood fractions of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat. Published...

HFCS explained: Here's why it's far more dangerous to your health than table sugar

2/13/2012 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a popular sweetener because it is chemically different from sugar -- it has a longer shelf life and mixes better into beverages. Yet the corn industry likes to downplay these differences, pointing out that sugar is 50 percent fructose and 50 percent glucose, while...

High fructose corn syrup linked to cardiovascular disease in children, teens

1/24/2012 5:43:27 PM - Adolescents who consume foods and beverages containing high fructose corn syrup already have, present in their blood, evidence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes according to a recent study. The results of the new study, to be published in February 2012 in The Journal of Nutrition,...

Corn Refiners Association sued for falsely claiming that high fructose corn syrup is same as sugar

12/24/2011 - Those crafty television commercials that claim high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is basically the same thing as conventional sugar have gotten the Corn Refiners Association (CRA), the group responsible for creating them, in a heap of trouble. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) reports that the sugar...

Watch out for high fructose corn syrup in barbeque sauces - many are loaded with sweeteners

11/25/2011 - Barbecue enthusiasts who believe that "if it ain't barbeque, it ain't food" may be pouring something that arguable isn't food on their grilled meats if they use commercially prepared barbeque sauce. Many of these sauces create their so-called "authentic" flavor using high fructose corn syrup -- often...

Hidden sources of high fructose corn syrup in your groceries

8/31/2011 - It is amazing how ubiquitous high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has become. Most of the products that you purchase from the grocery store contain HFCS, including the ones you would least expect. It has the same sweetness and taste as an equal amount of sucrose from cane or beet sugars, so most people...

High fructose corn syrup contaminated with mercury and made using a toxic chemical catalyst that can burn a hole in your stomach

7/10/2011 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used as a sweetener in thousands of mainstream packaged foods sold in the United States and around the world, from bread to soda and even breakfast cereal. It has been blamed for increasing the number of empty calories in the U.S. diet, and researchers have linked...

High fructose corn syrup and cane sugar - Your body knows the difference

5/5/2011 - A current television commercial from the Corn Refiners Association touts the equality of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to cane sugar. It claims, "When it comes to corn sugar or cane sugar, your body doesn't know the difference. Sugar is sugar." True, sugar is sugar, but it certainly is not HFCS, a...

High fructose corn syrup increases abdominal fat and insulin resistance

4/6/2011 - A new study from Princeton University found that significant weight gain occurred by merely adding high fructose corn syrup to the diet. Subjects in the test group gained 48% more weight than those who were not given any high fructose corn syrup. Companies with financial ties to the industry have fought...

Science shows this sweetener makes you fat and damages health

3/2/2011 - Fructose has been implicated as a driving force behind a number of chronic illnesses including metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Scientists have theorized that the fruit-based sweetener derived most commonly from corn is a primary mechanism that has fueled the obesity epidemic....

How sweet it isn't! Cutting through the hype and deception of sugar

2/23/2011 - Corn sugar? It's high-fructose corn syrup by any other name, and it's dangerous. What sweeteners are safe? What's not? You may be surprised at the latest research. Last September, manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) asked the federal government for permission to sweeten its image with...

High Fructose Corn Syrup - Two reasons to avoid this Corn Sugar

12/29/2010 - The move is on to further muddy the waters pertaining to High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). The goal is to convince or confuse consumers into thinking that HFCS is like sugar by changing its name to Corn Sugar. While there are issues that surround processed sugar, HFCS or Corn Sugar presents a wider problem....

Regular intake of fructose increases risk of gout in women

11/24/2010 - Consuming one fructose-rich beverage per day could increase the risk of gout in women by 74%, according to a new 22-year study. The study includes research from the Nurses' Health Study and covers data from more than 78,000 women. The study, which analyzed female health professionals who had no history...

High fructose beverages tied to gout

11/15/2010 - New research derived from the larger Nurses' Health Study has found a new connection between drinking fructose-rich beverages like soda and developing joint arthritis. According to Dr. Hyon Choi and colleagues from Boston University, drinking high fructose beverages increases uric acid levels in the...

Why does your child have a mystery tummy ache? From fructose!

11/4/2010 - Here's a common scenario: a young child or even a teenager complains of a tummy ache. But he or she has no fever or few other symptoms. So the doctor says there's nothing wrong with the youngster, other than maybe a little gas. So the little kid or adolescent is suspected of faking a stomach problem...

Corn Industry Attempts to Hoodwink Consumers with HFCS Name Change

10/6/2010 - In the face of mounting consumer concerns about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and defecting food company clients, the Corn Refiners Association has come up with a solution: Instead of trying to give consumers a healthier product, they have petitioned the FDA to let them give HFCS a...

Prevent Cancer and Lose Weight Naturally by Limiting Fructose

10/1/2010 - The link between fructose consumption and many forms of cancer are quite evident, as this form of sugar derived from fruit provides fuel to cancer cells, causing them to divide and proliferate. Fructose is an inexpensive sweetener used in many processed foods and drinks and is most frequently found...

HFCS - the poison that promotes obesity and liver damage

8/7/2010 - Two new studies have added more reason for concern that high-fructose corn syrup causes significantly more harm to the body than its mere sugar content would suggest. High-fructose corn syrup contains 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. In contrast, table sugar (also known as sucrose) contains...

Cancer cells love high fructose corn syrup

8/5/2010 - Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently conducted a study revealing that cancer cells have a particular liking for refined fructose. In tests, pancreatic cancer cells quickly fed on refined fructose and used it to divide and proliferate rapidly within the body. "These...

Save Your Health by Avoiding Fructose

8/5/2010 - We've all heard about the dangers of eating too much sugar. Recently further evidence has come to light that demonstrates there is a specific component of sugar responsible for these dangers: fructose. What is Fructose? Fructose is a monosaccharide, a simple sugar. Refined cane sugar is essentially...

Foods and drinks sweetened with fructose linked to high blood pressure

7/16/2010 - Fruits and vegetables contain relatively small amounts of the form of sugar known as fructose. But the typical American diet is now loaded with unnaturally high amounts of refined versions of this sweetener, primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS is found in everything from soft...

Fructose results in more belly fat and less insulin-sensitive fat

7/15/2010 - High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is hard to avoid if you eat processed foods -- it's used to sweeten soft drinks, candy bars, bread, salad dressings, fruit drinks and thousands of other items. But it's worth the effort to read labels and avoid the stuff. The reason? Research has mounted over the past...

Fructose fueling childhood obesity, diabetes

5/2/2010 - Widespread use of the sweetener fructose may be directly responsible for some of the ongoing increase in rates of childhood diabetes and obesity, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Davis and published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Fructose...

Added Sugar can Wreak Havoc on Your Health

3/1/2010 - Sugar may give you a temporary energy boost, but too much sugar exacts a toll on your health. This is not breaking news. So why did the American Heart Association issue a new scientific statement on "Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health?" Linda Van Horn is professor of preventive medicine...

Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup in Beverages and Processed Foods

1/27/2010 - If you think consuming products with high fructose corn syrup is a good way to avoid sugar, think again. You are better off with sugar! Of course, you probably know by now that any aspartame type sweetener is out of the question. But high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is also a very poor choice. HFCS...

Fructose may promote metabolic syndrome

12/13/2009 - A research team from the University of Washington (UW) recently published a study in Physiology & Behavior revealing that moderate consumption of fructose- and high fructose corn syrup-sweetened beverages leads to significant alterations of lipid metabolization in the liver. Conducted on rats, the study...

More Non-Organic Foods Shed High Fructose Corn Syrup from Ingredients

7/24/2009 - If you`ve been roaming the aisles of your local grocery store recently, you`ve probably noticed an encouraging trend that we`re seeing more and more of lately. On food products not traditionally associated with natural foods that make spaghetti sauces, pizza crusts and whole wheat breads are big banner...

Mercury Contamination Found in High Fructose Corn Syrup

7/17/2009 - High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) accounts for the largest amount of calories in the average American diet. It can be found in processed foods of almost every kind - soda, bread, breakfast bars, processed dairy, crackers, soup, condiments, and others. The U.S. first began using HFCS heavily in the 1970's...

High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes: What the Experts Say

6/17/2009 - According to the Corn Refiners Association, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is no worse for you than any other dietary carbohydrate. Many health experts, however, disagree, warning consumers that HFCS is strongly correlated with diabetes and obesity. Today, we bring you selected quotes about HFCS...

Why You Should Avoid Fructose Sweetened Beverages

5/6/2009 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (April 20th, 2009) shows the difference in how the sugars fructose and glucose affect the body. Fructose showed more harmful effects such as increasing belly fat, higher cholesterol levels and increased insulin resistance. The study was...

High Fructose Corn Syrup Contaminated with Toxic Mercury, Says Research (opinion)

1/27/2009 - New research published in Environmental Health and conducted in part by a scientist at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy has revealed that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is contaminated with the toxic heavy metal mercury. That means that many of the products using HFCS may also be contaminated...

Sweet Lies: How the Food Industry is Brainwashing the Public

10/17/2008 - False and misleading nutrition information is being sold to the unsuspecting public through convincing TV, radio, magazine and newspaper ads and brilliantly designed marketing campaigns. Chemical concoctions are being advertised as the latest and greatest new "healthy" foods. Synthetic food additives...

The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

10/11/2008 - In case you missed it on TV, recent ads campaigns have tried to convince people that High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is something that's actually good for you. For me and many others who are into natural health and informed on the dangers of man made chemicals and food additives, a statement like that...

Why Soft Drinks Contribute to Obesity

9/1/2008 - The introduction of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the seventies coincided with a marked rise in obesity in the U.S., leading to speculations that there might be a causal connection between HFCS consumption and weight gain (1). This seemed all the more plausible since HFCS consumption grew much...

Sucrose and Fructose Found to Promote Pancreatic Cancer

6/5/2008 - High intake of the sugars fructose and sucrose may increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern California. Researchers analyzed dietary data on 162,150 people who had participated...

Green Tea Nutrient EGCG Blocks Diabetes-Promoting Effects of High Fructose Corn Syrup

2/19/2008 - While new research suggests that beverages containing high fructose corn syrup may increase a person's risk of contracting diabetes, the same study has also found evidence that a chemical in tea vastly counterbalances the cell-damaging effect of the sweetener. Researchers discovered that beverages...

New Research Links High Fructose Corn Syrup to Diabetes in Children

1/30/2008 - Consuming beverages containing high fructose corn syrup may increase the risk of developing diabetes, particularly among children, according to research presented at the 234th annual meeting of the American Chemical Society. Researchers examined the chemical composition of 11 different beverages...

American Diabetes Association peddling nutritional nonsense while accepting money from manufacturer of candy and sodas

6/1/2005 - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently announced a three-year, multi-million dollar alliance with Cadbury Schweppes Americas Beverages (CSAB) to help combat obesity and diabetes in America by stressing the importance of making smart nutritional choices. According to an ADA press release...

Diabetes and obesity linked to the consumption of high fructose corn syrup and refined sugars

5/12/2004 11:15:26 AM - New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition links diabetes with the rise in consumption of high fructose corn syrup. By examining the consumption of food macronutrients (fats, proteins and carbohydrates) consumed by the population from 1909 to 1997, researchers were...

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