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Shedding even more light on obesity trends.

Posted Apr 03 2010 3:38pm
Friends, Romans, countrymen, if this article doesn’t make you think twice about eating or drinking anything with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) then I don’t know what will: High-Fructose Corn Syrup Prompts Considerably More Weight Gain, Researchers Find

I gave up soda years ago and avoid most processed food (regardless of my bad “gut”*) because it just, quite honestly, makes me feel bad. But this research makes me even more terrified of consuming HFCS in particular.

“A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United States.”

Read more here: sciencedaily.com

*That one was for you my Canadian friends.
**Thanks Ted for sending this article along!
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