What negative health effects are associated with consuming high fructose corn syrup?



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    There are none that are very proven at the moment, however it is common thought that high fructose corn syrup tricks the body into eating more, as it doesn’t have the chemical triggers that natural sugars do. This can lead to obesity and other health complications. High fructose corn syrup is a decent sugar substitute as it is cheaper and widely available, but do consume in moderation. 

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    I agree with the previous. Here are some links for more information. 

    Why is high fructose corn syrup bad for you? (you mean besides a greater chance of Diabetes and Osteoporosis?) The liver takes fructose or glucose and converts it into triglycerides. Fructose is easier to convert than glucose so with the higher percentages of fructose, you get higher level of triglycerides. Elevated levels of triglycerides can lead to heart disease… that’s just one reason why it’s bad for you.

    Here’s where it starts getting a little murky in terms of the negative effects. If you consume a lot of fructose, your body will show higher levels of uric acid. Uric acid may be a symptom of heart disease, researchers haven’t conclusively linked the two, but it definitely is a symptom of gout. Gout is where crystal-like structures develop in your joints, it’s extremely painful.

    But wait there’s more. High fructose corn syrup also increases your levels of low-density lipoproteins, or LDL cholesterol (that’s the bad kind). LDL cholesterol is the type that sticks to your arteries!”

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