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Princeton Researchers Discover The Obvious



April 1st, 2010 09:49 am | by Ed |

I'm a little behind on my reading which normally means that I end up skimming through most of the stuff that's backed up and overdue to be looked at and properly disposed of but when I saw this story from Princeton University I just HAD to give it a closer look.

Seems that they've done some long term experiments that show High Fructose Corn Syrup does in fact cause increased weight gain. To me that's a classic "DUH Moment", kinda like saying that Obamacare has essentially turned the entire US population into highly qualified life insurance leads thanks to the requirement that everybody have insurance whether they like it or not, want it or not and can afford it or not. (that's what happens when you put an idiot in the White House.)

Anyway . . . quoting from that Princeton story:

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

In addition to causing significant weight gain in lab animals, long-term consumption of high-fructose corn syrup also led to abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in circulating blood fats called triglycerides. The researchers say the work sheds light on the factors contributing to obesity trends in the United States.

I, along with lots of other obese people, have known for years that High Fructose Corn Syrup contributes to weight gain and obesity. These "researchers" at Princeton have only just recently figured out what should have been an obvious foregone conclusion.

The real question is: when is High Fructose Corn Syrup going to be removed from foods so that we can have an easier time of getting off of the weight gain train?

For the answer to that I expect that we're going to continue to be at the mercy of those who stand to continue making billions of dollars from the use of High Fructose Corn Syrup.

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