liveonearth (liveonearth) wrote,

High Fructose Corn Syrup Finally Going Down

a victory: PepsiCo will no longer put high fructose corn syrup in Gatorade

Corn Refiners Association still pretending there is no issue
still trumpeting CBS Evening News episode in which Katie Couric says HFCS is sugar with an image problem

new Princeton study
rats fed high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those fed sugar
long-term consumption of HFCS-->abnormal increases in abdominal fat, incr triglycerides
two other recent studies have also linked HFCS to liver disease (one found no connection)
soda consumption-->incr uric, link to decr renal fx

cross-sectional analysis of data from almost 16,000 people
risk of chronic kidney disease increased by over 150 percent
in pts who drink 1+ soda/day and have high uric

Duke University Medical Center researches
"We found that increased consumption of high fructose corn syrup was associated with scarring in the liver, or fibrosis, among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)."
only 19% of adults with NAFLD reported no intake of fructose-containing beverages
52% consumed between one and six servings a week
29% consumed fructose-containing beverages on a daily basis
increase fructose consumption correl w/ incr liver fibrosis in patients with NAFLD
"We have identified an environmental risk factor that may contribute to the metabolic syndrome of insulin resistance and the complications of the metabolic syndrome, including liver injury."

Tags: high fructose corn syrup, liver

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