Wednesday, July 30, 2008

How High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Gain Weight

High fructose corn syrup is an obesity engine. A new study confirms that sugar type is just as important as calories. Researchers discovered that when as little as half the glucose was replaced with fructose, lipogenesis, the process by which sugars are turned into body fat, increased significantly

New research from UT Southwestern Medical Center shows the amazing speed that our bodies make body fat from fructose. One of the reasons why low carb diets help you lose weight is that they reduce your intake of fructose.

Even though fructose, a type of sugar, is found naturally abundance in fruit, it is also added to many processed foods. Fructose is probably best known for its presence in the sweetener called high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is typically 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. It unfortunately has become the preferred sweetener for many food manufacturers. This is because it is cheaper, sweeter and easier to blend into beverages than table sugar. Read more

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