High fructose corn syrup is metabolised as a fat, and increases uric acid levels which has the side effects of not only hypertension, gout, but weight gain even in a low fat diet. It is best to avoid as much fructose or sucrose as possible. They may be simple sugars but the body processes them differently.
01/15/2013 - 7:46pm
I think the evidence is clear. HFCS is bad. When you consider we have one of the worst diabetes rates in the world, the only explanation is HCFS. Since Mexico started consuming HCFS their diabetes rates have also grown dramatically and has even overtaken the US. I believe the cancer rates in Mexico will also shoot up, even though Mexico has one of the lowest cancer rates in the world. But diabetes shows up sooner and cancer takes another 25 years to show up. But the crux of the matter is GMO foods. Corn is a GMO crop. So whether you take light Corn Syrup and HCFS I believe it is all bad. Of course cancer cells love any type of sugar. Given our high sugar diets, we really need to look at how the rest of the world does it. India for example has snacks that are primarily spice based with zero sugar. And their cancer rates are low. Worth investigating I think.
12/11/2012 - 2:50pm
It doesn't appear to be the same as HFCS. My mather used Karo Syrup with can milk for brothers and sisters when we were kids as adult we are 10 to 20 pounds over weight because of lifestyes choices. However, I will continue to do my reseach.
11/24/2012 - 7:13am
I think HFCS is evil and should be taken out of all food and drink products. The FDA and government is using us (Americans) and our children as lab rats. It's time we find out the truth and start getting better quality products!
11/01/2012 - 12:44pm
I think they should ban it in drinks and foods so then there are less fat people in the world
Michael age 15
09/07/2012 - 6:50am
i just found out that i was highy allergic to high fructose corn syrup i want something sweet so bad but everything i want has high fructose corn syrup in it grrrr
05/08/2012 - 6:49pm
So is pure corn syrup better?
01/12/2012 - 3:41pm
I don't think it's good for you. I think there is too much sugars in everything in this nation. why we have so much trouble with our weight.
12/05/2010 - 8:52pm
If in doubt, don't use it. I have a lot of doubts about the "safety" of HFCS consumption. True, sugar in general should be minimized. There is, however, added danger with habitual use of HFCS. Read labels, don't use it. The following links explain how HCFS metabolizes differently in the body from other sugars and can lead to an array of avoidable health problems. One of the most notable is non-alcoholic liver disease.