15 December 2010

HFCS or Corn Sugar Again A Bad Boy

Before saying anything you must know that this is a news item from doctors and not a study by researchers.

High fructose corn syrup or corn sugar as it is now called is again on the list of culprits that are being held up as examples of just how we are being treated by our food manufacturing industries. Fructose, of which corn sugar is the big contributor, is the subject of a new review in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

The link between high intake of fructose and metabolic syndrome is constantly being reinforced. The authors of this review stated that there is more evidence that fructose may have a role in hypertension and renal disease. The negative effect of excessive amounts of sugar and high fructose corn syrup on cardiovascular and kidney health is of increasing concern.

The authors expressed increasing concern that physicians may be overlooking this health problem when advising chronic kidney disease patients to follow a low protein diet. They also urge that low protein diets include a warning to restrict added sugars containing fructose.

Therefore, we must be careful ourselves if we have diabetes, hypertension, or chronic kidney disease to limit the intake of fructose. This is also good advice for anyone, whether normal weight, overweight, or obese, as the intake of fructose may lead to these problems. Our health is important.

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