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Diabetes Problem Getting Worse As Low-Carb Solution Still Ignored
Jimmy from Spartanburg writes:
6/7/2005 8:06:08 AM
But corn syrup is STILL sugar no matter what you call it and it VERY harmful to your health. I stand by my original story.

It's nice to know the big boys are watching, though!

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Regina from Vienna, LCN writes:
6/6/2005 8:43:50 PM
May I refer the President of the Corn Refiners Association to the following:

Nutr Metab (Lond). 2005 Feb 21;2(1):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, driven by the high flux of glycerol and acyl portions of TG molecules from fructose catabolism. These metabolic disturbances appear to underlie the induction of insulin resistance commonly observed with high fructose feeding in both humans and animal models."

J Public Health Policy. 2004;25(3-4):353-66
"Changing patterns of food consumption, such as rising carbohydrate intake--particularly in the form of soda and other foods containing high fructose corn syrup--also contribute to obesity."

Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 Apr;79(4):537-43
"The digestion, absorption, and metabolism of fructose differ from those of glucose. Hepatic metabolism of fructose favors de novo lipogenesis. In addition, unlike glucose, fructose does not stimulate insulin secretion or enhance leptin production. Because insulin and leptin act as key afferent signals in the regulation of food intake and body weight, this suggests that dietary fructose may contribute to increased energy intake and weight gain. Furthermore, calorically sweetened beverages may enhance caloric overconsumption. Thus, the increase in consumption of HFCS has a temporal relation to the epidemic of obesity, and the overconsumption of HFCS in calorically sweetened beverages may play a role in the epidemic of obesity."

Need more? I'll be happy to post a lot more!

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Benj from Taylors writes:
6/6/2005 4:29:21 PM
Letter to the editor states:

A June 3rd announcement titled ?Diabetes Problem Getting Worse As Low-Carb Solution
Still Ignored? unfortunately suggests that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), a
natural, home-grown sweetener from U.S. corn fields, is a unique contributor to
obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Please share the following relevant, scientific
information about HFCS with your readers:

-Recent mischaracterizations of HFCS as a unique cause of obesity do not
represent the consensus opinion of scientific experts. The Center for Food and
Nutrition Policy at Virginia Tech issued a report last year compiled by scientists
who reviewed a number of critical commentaries about HFCS. Their analysis found
that HFCS is not a unique contributor to obesity.

-The American Dietetic Association notes that: ?Consumers can safely enjoy
a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners when consumed in a diet that is
guided by current federal nutrition recommendations ? as well as individual health

-In 1983, the Food and Drug Administration listed HFCS as ?Generally
Recognized as Safe? (known as GRAS status) for use in food, and the FDA reaffirmed
that ruling in 1996.

-HFCS contains approximately equal ratios of fructose and glucose similar
to table sugar. The human body cannot discern a difference between HFCS, table
sugar (sucrose) and honey because they are all nearly compositionally equivalent.

For more information about HFCS, please visit www.HFCSfacts.com.

Audrae Erickson
Corn Refiners Association
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006

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Deb from Alpharetta, GA writes:
6/5/2005 6:25:27 AM
Jimmy, you are right on target with this article. I am a diabetic and know several diabetics that refuse to follow the ADA death sentence. Low carb will save the life of a diabetic, why doesn't the ADA get it?

Good for you and thanks with the help in spreading the word.

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