#1128: MM- The Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup
Release Date: 06/07/2019
You may want to lay off the high fructose corn syrup. This is Judy Gaman and this is your Stay Young Medical Minute. High fructose corn syrup is manufactured from corn starch and is used as a sweetening agent in foods. When consumed in large amounts, it can lead to metabolic syndrome, tooth decay, and obesity. Although it’s not as popular as it was in the 90s, it is still often found to sodas, packaged fruits, processed desserts, crackers, and even salad dressings. In 2012, researchers found countries that allowed the use of high fructose corn syrup in foods had 20% more cases of diabetes. According to a 2017 study, mice who ate high fructose corn syrup could not properly digest glucose, making their levels higher. Be sure to check for high fructose corn syrup before buying your groceries. This Stay Young Medical Minute is brought to you by Executive Medicine of Texas, a leader in preventative and proactive medicine. Learn why patients from around the globe trust Executive Medicine of Texas to their health. Visit EMTexas.com that’s EMTexas.com.
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