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Drink a soda and kill yourself 
18th-Apr-2008 02:05 pm
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The Double Danger of
High Fructose Corn Syrup

By Bill Sanda, BS, MBA

For many years, Dr. Meira Fields and her coworkers at the US Department of Agriculture investigated the harmful effects of dietary sugar on rats. They discovered that when male rats are fed a diet deficient in copper, with sucrose as the carbohydrate, they develop severe pathologies of vital organs. Liver, heart and testes exhibit extreme swelling, while the pancreas atrophies, invariably leading to death of the rats before maturity. [...]

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The article goes on to say that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can cause gastro-intestinal problems, contribute to brittle bones, cause high cholesterol, interact with oral contraceptives (take note ladies!) to cause an insulin increase, weight gain (moreso than sucrose), and causes cirrhosis in lab rats, as well as other maladies.

Seems to me that the argument against refined sugars and processed foods has a lot of validity. It is hard to find a food these days that does not have HFCS. It is everywhere! Read that lable.

Just say no to HFCS
Comments 
18th-Apr-2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
This is the reason I only drink mexican or canadian coke...its made with cane sugar.
20th-Apr-2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I started saying no to all types of sugar, especially HFCS, 6 months ago. I'm 60+ pounds lighter.
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