The Dangers of High-Fructose Corn Syrup

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Hi, I'm Dr. Miller with your help tip for the day. Stay away from high-fructose corn syrup if you don't already. One study found that a third of people who consume 200 grams of high-fructose corn syrup a day develop metabolic syndrome in just two weeks. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that puts you at high risk for heart, brain, skin and kidney trouble.

So how much is 200 grams of high-fructose corn syrup? It's the equivalent of drinking seven 20-ounce bottles of soda. You never drink that much soda in a day, right? Unfortunately, teens average 73 grams of high-fructose corn syrup a day, and most people take in about 55 grams a day through sweet drinks, desserts and candy, and many people consume a lot more.

Your body absorbs the high-fructose corn syrup fast compared to the fructose in fruits which is absorbed slowly and safely. High-fructose corn syrup may contribute to obesity by interfering with your brain's [xx] signals. So double check the labels if high-fructose corn syrup is in the first five ingredients, drop it.

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