Tag Archives: fructose

Corn sweetener directly linked to obesity

May 21, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Researchers have found stronger evidence linking a rapid rise in obesity to the use of corn-based sweeteners in soft drinks and food. Results from a study of U.S. Department of Agriculture records from 1967 to 2000 indicate an increase in the use of high-fructose corn sweeteners during the late 1970s […]

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Sugar: What is it good for?

April 18, 2013

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by Justin Petersen —  The shiny glaze of hot, dripping frosting on a fresh doughnut. The warm and inviting scent of chocolate wafting through the air in a local fudge shop. The way our stomachs growl when we see a fresh piece of cheesecake or slice of pie. What do all of these have in […]

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Health updates: Artificial sweeteners and blood pressure

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the effect of artificial sugar on the brain, and high-fructose corn syrup and blood pressure. Artificial sweeteners do not fool your brain While artificial sweeteners may be able to confuse your taste buds, suspicion is growing that your brain is not so easily fooled. Several studies suggest that your […]

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Health updates: cold temperatures and fructose

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information on temperatures and sleeping, and fructose and human metabolism. Do cold temperatures improve sleep? A growing number of studies are finding that temperature regulation plays a role in many cases of chronic insomnia. Studies have found that, in general, the optimal temperature for sleep is quite cool, around 60 to […]

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Dangers of high fructose corn syrup

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is currently a topic of much debate. Health and wellness advocates claim that HFCS is evil. The Corn Refiners Association, however, advertises that it is the same as sugar and not harmful in moderation. Both claims are right. The problem is that HFCS does not […]

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Health updates: Weight gain and infertility

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding fructose and weight gain, and researchers find that infertility rises as levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) rise in women. You could easily gain 15 pounds this year One of the principal arguments food corporations have used to defend high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is that it is chemically similar to […]

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Colds and flu prevention

February 23, 2012

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Many scientific studies have repeatedly found that there is little or no evidence backing flu vaccines as an effective flu-prevention strategy. Evidence is mounting in support of vitamin D as a potential cold and flu prevention strategy. However, optimizing your vitamin D levels through regular sun exposure is preferred, as the sun imparts health benefits […]

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