the AMA will say that, because they are a part of the "big plan" that the refiners and food processing companies are in, to keep us all sick.
09/01/2012 - 9:23pm
I cut hfcs from my diet 5 years ago. It's not due to a getting fat problem, it's due to a rotting teeth problem. I used to have constant cavities, and lost several teeth. I can really tell a difference in my mouth when I've had something with hfcs in it. The sugar just coats my mouth. Sugar doesn't do that.
I've gone years now without a cavity.
It's like it concentrated sugar, and thus very scary stuff.
I hope it can be proven.
Thanks for asking.
12/08/2011 - 1:06pm
Studies have shown that our caloric intake during the years that sugar dominated the sweetener industry was 400 calories per day, but after the conversion to HFCS the highest caloric intake was only 235 calories; however, that is not the issue. The problem is that HFCS is not recognized by the body in the same way that sucrose is and the enzyme Leptin is not triggered by HFCS, thus it doesn't reduce hunger pangs. Furthermore, HFCS is absorbed by the liver through lipogenesis promoted by HFCS, while sugar is absorbed through the body's insulin ports. So the Corn Refiners' claims that all sugars are alike, or digested in the same way in the body is blatantly untrue. Furthermore, HFCS disturbs the normal creation of the mucus flow in the intestines, disturbs the peristalsis and allows a greater degree of bacteria in the intestines, leading to greater production of hydrogen and the diminished production of tryptophan, folic acid and zinc. HFCS is contined in 95% of processed foods, ranging from anything normally containing sweetners, to most breads, rice vinegars and other ingredients used to make tasty dishes. HFCS is overused in this country and IS a leading contributor to our obesity epidemic. The $40 billion US corn subsidy and the highly restrictive sugar tariffs load the deck for HFCS beyond comprehension and are the primary reasons why no other country in the world uses this product more than sugar.
11/28/2011 - 3:02pm
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology seems to disagree with this article, and backs it up in this 1.5 hour lecture.
10/09/2010 - 10:04pm
My neighbor/mommy pal is in medical school and told me 2 weeks ago that they had just finished learning about HFCS. She says that the major difference between HFCS and table sugar is that HFSC bypasses your brain sensors that tell your body that you are getting full. That is why you can drink can after can of soda and not feel full. This info is coming to me second hand, of course, but I believe it and will not consume HFCS until I know more information.
09/11/2010 - 12:14pm
A Princeton study just found that HFCS does contribute to more gain weight than sugar. They fed mice the same amounts of water flavored with plain old table sugar (sucrose) or with HFCS flavored water. Mice who ate the HFCS solution gained more weight than the group eating sugar flavored water. They think the reason for this is that HFCS has free floating fructose molecules (why its called high fructose) whereas in sucrose each fructose molecule is bound the glucose. It is easier to absorb fat in HFCS because the body can easily absorb extra free floating fructose molecules. In the case of sugar, the body must break down fructose- glucose bonds to absorb them.
06/22/2010 - 1:55am
I think high fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar but unfortunately its in bread cereal keptchup sodas almost everything you can think of
05/25/2010 - 7:58pm
I think it contributes to making you gain weight because it can act in some people like a drug--meaning, they can become addicted to it, and it makes them crave more foods that are not good for them. I've recently significantly reduced all sugar intake--and have a 80% increase in my energy and 80% reduction in joint pain!!! That's the kind of proof I look for--when I live it and feel it.
04/05/2010 - 5:01pm
I don't agree with this artical at all. I know for a fact HFCS is fatting. It is pure surgar. I mean really where do people get these facts. I think it is just another way to get you to think it is ok so you will by the foods that have it in it. Think about it What does surgar do when you put it in your mouth? Well let me tell you it turns to FAT! I am a trainer and I tell all my clients STAY AWAY from the stuff it is making you fat. I have done plenty of research on my own about this stuff and it is not good for you. Trust ME!
03/03/2010 - 11:07am
All I know about HFCS is that since I have cut it out of my diet I have had greater control of my food choices. I have more well power you might say. I actually enjoy looking for foods that are good for me and passing up the fried, sweet, fat laden foods.