Our friend Dr. Daniel Amen shared a link on his blog recently that we also wanted to pass along to our readers.Ai?? The article is titled, “Five Reasons Why High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You,” and it comes from the web site of Dr. Mark Hyman.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be found in nearly everything nowadays, while a half century ago ago most foods were sweetened with real cane sugar.Ai?? According to Dr. Hyman, “When used in moderation it (corn syrup) is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay and more.”

Another quote of interest comes from David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, when he said, ai???High fructose corn syrup is one of the most misunderstood products in the food industry.ai???

“Five Reasons Why High Fructose Corn Syrup Will Kill You
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Be sure to also see the following article titled, “Refiners seek to rename high fructose corn syrup to sweeten its image.” The author goes on to write, “It has been dubbed ‘the devil’s candy’ by critics. A ubiquitous sweetening ingredient known in the US as high fructose corn syrup could get a branding makeover under a plan by food companies to make it sound more appetizing … Alarmed about a growing stigma surrounding the substance, the US Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is attempting a rebranding. The organization has asked the Food and Drug Administration for permission to change the name of the ingredient to the simpler sounding ‘corn sugar’.”

“Refiners seek to rename high fructose corn syrup to sweeten its image”
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All in all, excess consumption of any type of sugar can lead to various health problems, but we strongly advise that, at the very least, people avoid HFCS.

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