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Dangers of high fructose corn syrup

The media is now acknowledging that the sugars in soft drinks are the main cause of obesity, especially in young people. This is not the sucrose we used to drink in our cokes. For almost 30 years high fructose corn syrup is now the sweetener in soft drinks. It’s sweeter and less expensive so manufacturers put it in soft drinks and many other products. It’s in salad dressings, catsup, and most packaged baked goods. As consumers use these they have been getting fatter.

The worst thing about high fructose corn syrup is it is easily changed by your liver into the “bad” LDL cholesterol that can be deposited in your arteries. Instead of a statin drug like Lipitor to reduce this cholesterol, doesn’t it make more sense to quit giving your body the high fructose corn syrup that can become cholesterol as well as body fat?

Saturated fat, natural versus artificial

I noticed the latest June 30 Netscape repeating the myth as if it were fact that saturated dietary fat clogs your arteries. Yes, the saturated trans fats can, but natural organic animal fats that humans have eaten for millennia wouldn’t. Why don’t the researchers concentrate on the insecticides, hormones, and antibiotics that are now contained in animal fat and meat? Saturated fats found in arteries probably do not come from dietary fat.  The liver makes saturated fats from excess sugars in the diet.