Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Hazardous to Your Health?

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  • What a load of baloney. Avoid it like the plague! Eat real food and reduce all sugar including too many fruits, especially fruit juices. - 6/24/2015 3:51:04 PM
  • Well... it was good for 3 points and not much else. - 4/29/2015 8:51:23 PM
  • It is the cause of most of our health problems. I'm not a doctor, but if you google NASH you will see a full report by a doctor who has spent his entire life researching this problem. - 4/20/2015 12:40:08 PM
  • I know it is bad for me personally because I just discovered I am fructose intolerant. - 3/30/2015 9:30:36 AM
  • Gotta read those labels! He did say it was the same as eating sugar which we all know is not good for us. The problem is when something says Fat Free or Sugar Free it doesn't mean that it's good for you or your diet. I'm finding this more often than not. - 3/15/2015 8:46:08 PM
  • I wonder where this media-doc and his research group gets it's money from. At no point does he say, "yes, it's good for you" just that some studies are inconclusive.
    At this point, I trust NOTHING that FDA, the food industry or the pharmaceutical industry has to say. I figure they have all sold their integrity to the highest bidder. - 2/24/2015 9:43:11 AM
  • I will pass on corn syrup when I can. - 1/24/2015 4:34:13 PM
  • Sorry, that link showed up strangely in my last post, so reposting.

    To check out an updated version of this topic from the University of California go to the following link:


    It should be all on one line, including the "-oM". Or you can youtube search "Sugar: The Bitter Truth". Its on the official "University of California Television (UCTV)" channel - not some crazy unknown/unreliabl
    e source.
    - 1/23/2015 2:05:40 AM
  • This is an outdated view.

    While the long term implications for some diseases is unknown, we KNOW that this sugar is processed differently on a cellular level. This is NOT a simple "what you eat" versus "what you burn" problem - which surprised me as much as anyone!

    To prove I'm not some crazy person, check out this lecture from a tenured professor at the University of California - San Francisco on THIS EXACT TOPIC:
    He has several more updated versions as well.

    Similar lectures are available from physician researchers across the country, including at harvard/stanford. The science of obesity has advanced a LOT in the last 10 years. This video is now out-of-date and misleading.
    - 1/23/2015 2:00:31 AM
  • I feel this video is not telling the whole story. And I am speaking as a clinical chemist. - 12/1/2014 10:22:13 PM
  • Brought to you by the American Corn Industry. - 10/8/2014 3:40:36 PM
  • My daughter has severe IBS and cannot digest fructose. It is a huge trigger for her IBS. - 10/1/2014 12:03:24 AM
  • Unbiased? Really? - 9/16/2014 2:39:16 PM
  • To make sugar and molasses, cane juice is boiled.

    To make maple syrup and sugar, maple sap is boiled.

    HFCS is produced by milling corn (maize) to produce corn starch, processing that starch to yield corn syrup, which is almost entirely glucose, and then adding enzymes that convert some of the glucose into fructose.
    Corn syrup is obtained through a multi-step bioprocess. First, the enzyme α-amylase is added to a mixture of corn starch and water. α-amylase is secreted by various species of the bacterium Bacillus; the enzyme is isolated from the liquid in which the bacteria are grown. The enzyme breaks down the starch into oligosaccharides, which are then broken into glucose molecules by adding the enzyme glucoamylase, known also as "γ-amylase". Glucoamylase is secreted by various species of the fungus Aspergillus; the enzyme is isolated from the liquid in which the fungus is grown. The glucose can then be transformed into fructose by passing the glucose through a column that is loaded with the enzyme D-xylose isomerase, an enzyme that is isolated from the growth medium of any of several bacteria.

    That is my reason for staying away from it as much as possible. - 9/5/2014 8:06:44 PM
  • In a word: YES. - 7/30/2014 8:53:53 AM