The average American consumes about 12 teaspoons of high fructose corn syrup daily. That’s nearly 55 pounds per year This new evidence clearly shows the link between the consumption of HFCS and the explosion of type II diabetes.
Researchers compared HFCS intake and the rates of type II diabetes in over 40 countries. What was found was that type II diabetes was 20% more likely in countries consuming the highest amount of HFCS.
The worst thing is the US is the world’s largest HFCS producer and consumer.
University of California researchers recently revealed a frightening connection between high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Frightening because indications of NAFLD development began so quickly.
After just two weeks, subjects who consumed either fructose or HFCS as 25% of their daily caloric intake showed significant blood level spikes of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides!
If you find yourself craving a daily soda or two, or some other treat that’s sweetened with HFCS, don’t fool yourself into thinking that a little bit won’t do any harm. Even small amounts of this Franken-sugar can lead to serious damage — and very quickly.
“Added fructose ups lipids, even within USDA recommended limits” Steven Fox, Medscape Medical News, 7/30/11, medscape.com
“High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Liver Scarring” Randy Dotinga, HealthDay News, 3/19/10, healthday.com
“Global High Fructose Corn Syrup Use May Be fueling Diabetes Increase” Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, 11/27/13, scientificamerican.com