Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Getting Fat on High Fructose Corn Syrup

Regarding High Fructose Corn Syrup.

“The digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fructose … favors de novo lipogenesis [fat creation].” “In mammals, fructose is known to be able to raise plasma triacylglycerol concentrations significantly; consequently, this may induce obesity.”
Horm Metab Res. 2005 Jan;37(1):32-5.

“A high flux of fructose to the liver, the main organ capable of metabolizing this simple carbohydrate, perturbs glucose metabolism and glucose uptake pathways, and leads to a significantly enhanced rate of de novo lipogenesis and triglyceride (TG) synthesis …

These metabolic disturbances appear to underlie the induction of insulin resistance commonly observed with high fructose feeding in both humans and animal models.”
Nutr Metab (Lond). 2005 Feb 21;2(1):5

Thus, the problem with high fructose corn syrup is not just about the calories!!

This sweetener doesn’t clear from the blood stream like natural sugar, and so it stimulates the liver to make fat!!

This was a revelation. It's not just fat that makes you fat. It's this syrup. Or, more appropriately, it's the sugar overload.

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