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Is high-fructose corn syrup really worse than sugar?

By Michelle Edelbaum, January 15, 2010 - 1:27pm

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Michelle asks: Do you avoid high fructose corn syrup more than sugar?

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High fructose corn syrup has certain adverse effect on Health and must be avoided.

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cochran1011

01/02/2012 - 3:01am

Yes. There are studies that have shown that people that consume higher levels of hfcs have more fat accumulated around their heart and liver area. Studies, plural. And hfcs is a man-made, chemically modified product, produced from largely genetically modified corn. That's enough Information for me.

Anonymous

03/15/2012 - 12:16pm

Less than 4 months after this was posted a study done at Princeton concerning HFCS was released. The study showed that even with the same number of calories lab rats gained significantly more weight when dining on HFCS than on regular sugar.

Anonymous

05/15/2012 - 7:56am

I am not sure what I read, is it worse or not? Sounds like you are saying it is not, up until I read this I was avoiding it at all costs cause I was told by 2 RN's to avoid it. Now I am not so sure?

Anonymous

06/03/2012 - 12:20pm

YES

Anonymous

08/22/2012 - 8:53am

So........Is the answer that HFCS is the same as regular sugar?

Anonymous

08/26/2012 - 10:08pm

No, it does not matter to me if the calories are from sugar or HFCS. Calories are calories.

Anonymous

11/26/2012 - 2:10pm

This blog is so biased to almost everything that is bad in the food industry today. And the way it is presented is so believable.To everyone reading this, please do your research before believing you read on this blog. That's all DO YOUR RESEARCH.. Thank you.

I know form first hand experience that each time I eat any processed food with HFCS, I am not able to STOP eating it. I know first hand , I get constipated, bloated and gain weigh while consuming HFCS.

Anonymous

02/08/2013 - 11:54am

Yes... in additional to the issue of whether it is worse than sugar, it does contain toxins (mercury and others) which create inflammation and other issues with your immune system and metabolism. Despite FDA approving the use of the term "natural' for HFCS, I believe their criteria is too loose. Also, the process to make it is chemical and more involved. See earlier part of this article.

Anonymous

03/19/2013 - 10:11am

The Liver does the Fructose sugar processing. I listened to a PBS radio program and the doctor they interviewed said that Sodas have a Fructose sweetening base. Then, he said, "Young teens are drinking carbonated drinks more than they drink water or sports drinks. I've seen my second teenagers' Liver transplant because of Fructose Sugar."

"Sugar IS NOT Sugar" Corn association!!

Anonymous

08/03/2013 - 8:24pm

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