Obesity experts appalled by EU move to approve health claim for fructose / high-fructose corn syrup is a healthy alternative

Food firms using fructose will be able to boast of health benefits despite fruit sugar being implicated in soaring US obesity levels Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian,  Thursday 17 October 2013 16.27 EDT Fructose, the sugar found in fruit, is used in Coca-Cola, Pepsi and other sweetened drinks. Photograph: Alamy Obesity experts say they are…

New study finds neither HFCS nor table sugar increases liver fat under ‘real world’ conditions !!! STUDY designed to FAIL !!!

EEV: This study must be faulted in two area’s immediately: 1. Length of Study 10 Weeks, like Huh? 2. “Not only is it safe to consume caloric sweeteners at recommended levels, it is important for consumers to understand that high fructose corn syrup and table sugar have the same amount of calories and studies like…

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

2010 study posted for filing Contact: Kitta MacPherson kittamac@princeton.edu 609-258-5729 Princeton University A sweet problem IMAGE:A Princeton University research team, including (from left) undergraduate Elyse Powell, psychology professor Bart Hoebel, visiting research associate Nicole Avena and graduate student Miriam Bocarsly, has demonstrated that rats with… Click here for more information.  A Princeton University research team…

High fructose corn syrup: A recipe for hypertension

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Shari Leventhal sleventhal@asn-online.org 202-558-8423 American Society of Nephrology Elevated dietary fructose linked to high blood pressure A diet high in fructose increases the risk of developing high blood pressure (hypertension), according to a paper being presented at the American Society of Nephrology’s 42nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Exposition in…

Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup: Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF)

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Michael Woods m_woods@acs.org 202-872-6293 American Chemical Society Researchers have established the conditions that foster formation of potentially dangerous levels of a toxic substance in the high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) often fed to honey bees. Their study, which appears in ACS’ bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, could also…

64th Health Research Report 01 SEP 2009 – Reconstruction

    Editors Top Five: 1. H1N1 Pandemic Virus Does Not Mutate Into ‘Superbug’ in UMd. Lab Study 2. Natural compounds, chemotherapeutic drugs may become partners in cancer therapy 3. Heat forms potentially harmful substance in high-fructose corn syrup 4. Daily aspirin does more harm than good: study 5. Heat forms potentially harmful substance in…

Fructose-sweetened but not glucose-sweetened beverages can adversely affect both sensitivity to the hormone insulin and how the body handles fats

Contact: Karen Honey press_releases@the-jci.org 215-573-1850 Journal of Clinical Investigation Too much sugar is bad, but which sugar is worse: Fructose or glucose? In 2005, the average American consumed 64kg of added sugar, a sizeable proportion of which came through drinking soft drinks. Now, in a 10-week study, Peter Havel and colleagues, at the University of…

52nd Health Research Report 17 MAR 2009 – Reconstruction

    Editors top five: 1. NCRP Report No. 160 on increased average radiation exposure of the US population 2. Grape Extracts May be Effective Against Harmful Gut Bacteria 3. Not so sweet: Over-consumption of sugar linked to aging 4. Support for adjunctive vitamin C treatment in cancer 5. A diet rich in calcium aids weight…