Thursday, October 30, 2008

NYT: watch out for spooky high fructose corn syrup

Tragically, millions of our nation's children are suffering from diet-triggered medical conditions. First, the media paid attention to the rise in obesity in children. Second, they paid attention to rise in type 2 diabetes in children. Most recently, we have been reading of the rise of fatty liver disease in children. Traditionally, this disease was more frequently associated with alchohol abusers.

Today, "The New York Times," with Tara Parker-Pope's contribution to "Well" column, took the occasion of Halloween and its associated candies, and drew attention to the health hazards of high fructose corn syrup.
Click here to link to the Times article, "Still Spooked by High-Fructose Corn Syrup."

A blogspot sister, at http://dreamacttexas.blogspot.com/ has posted an article on this subject, along with a well-designed shirt for sale, decrying this additive.

1 comment:

Doc S. said...

Hi,

I commend you for writing about this very important topic.

HFCS should be banished from our diets, but that's not the only thing. People need to get used to eating less sugary foods. That, in combination with the use of natural sugar, would most definitely be to the consumer's benefit.

Check out http://drinkvivi.com for a new product I was just reading about - a soft drink that not only has no HFCS, but it has half the calories of those sugar saturated soft drinks we drink so much of.

I liked the NYT article - the corn industry may have millions for ad campaigns, but we have facts and the internet on our side