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Is high fructose corn syrup really that bad for you?

  • It gives you a likelier chance for things like liver disease

    Fructose is the main thing that is bad for you and it has similar effects in your liver as alcohol. Also, Fructose is a great energy source for cancer cells, so it increases your chances of cancer. And finally, fructose affects the brain, it makes you hungrier which can increase you chances of obesity.

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  • Its a terrible substance

    It has costed people over 100,000 cases of diabetes and has a very high capcity of sugar so it causes a lot of cases of diabetes. How can this be good? The people that are saying no to this are foolish 4th graders or industries trying to cover up what they have done.

  • Yes, it's full of sugar

    Yes, high fructose corn syrup has tons of sugar, and large amounts of sugar are bad for your health (unfortunately). The sugar content in high fructose corn syrup is one of the highest, it's worse than Coke and other sugary drinks. It is almost as bad as eating plain sugar.

  • High fructose corn syrup is pure sugar, and it turns to fat, which is bad for most people.

    This corn syrup does not provide any nutrients, and it turns to fat when it is not burned up in the body. It is added only to make things taste better, and it is addicting. It causes obesity and food addiction, so it is harmful and should not be used.

    Posted by: DisillusionedGilberto67
  • Yes, high fructose corn syrup is really that bad for you, because it is a processed sugar.

    Yes, high fructose corn syrup is really that bad for you, because it is a processed sugar. Processed sugar affects appetite and metabolism, because it provides a big sugar rush, which leads to crashes. The body doesn't use fructose well, and humans have not consumed much in big quantities before, which results in the body storing left over fructose as fat.

    Posted by: SecondNoel50
  • I believe that any product that is sufficiently processed is bad for you.

    I was personally allergic to high fructose corn syrup when I was little. It goes back to moderation. Having a little every once in a while is probably fine, but in high doses, it is probably not good.

    Posted by: AboriginalKing28
  • No one should use high fructose corn syrup, because it has been proved to be harmful to one's health.

    High fructose corn syrup has been proved to be unhealthy for you. It's made chemically, because you cannot naturally extract it from corn. It has been known to cause weight gain in people who heavily consume high fructose corn syrup. It would be better to use plain sugar instead. The only reason companies use high fructose corn syrup is for economic reasons.

    Posted by: StupidShawn59
  • I believe that high fructose corn syrup is bad for you, because it is indirectly linked to obesity and diabetes.

    High fructose corn syrup has been found to have greater concentrations of fructose than manufacturers lead people to believe. In turn, high levels of fructose consumption have been scientifically linked with obesity, insulin resistance, and leptin resistance. Fructose is digested in the body and bypasses normal channels, instead inducing near immediate fatty acid synthesis.

    Posted by: FeeiICaIif
  • I used to worry about High-Fructose Corn Syrup too...

    I used to worry about High-Fructose Corn Syrup, but a friend who is a chemist (Professor Eric Arnoys) gently pointed out that it is basically the same fructose and glucose as we eat in regular table sugar. Eating too much of any kind of sugar is bad for you, but sugar from corn isn't uniquely evil. http://gizmodo.com/5891353/is-high-fructose-corn-syrup-really-bad-for-you

  • I used to worry about High-Fructose Corn Syrup too...

    I used to worry about High-Fructose Corn Syrup, but a friend who is a chemist (Eric Arnoys) gently pointed out that it is basically the same fructose and glucose as we eat in regular table sugar. Eating too much of any kind of sugar is bad for you, but sugar from corn isn't uniquely evil. http://gizmodo.com/5891353/is-high-fructose-corn-syrup-really-bad-for-you

  • No, whether you like it or not, high fructose corn syrup isn't about to go away; nor is it much different than sugar.

    This controversy was started by George Bray and Barry Popkin and shouldn't be leaning towards yes because, no, high fructose corn syrup isn't necessarily bad for you. If consumed responsibly, a person could have it every day. In a McDonald's vanilla milkshake (for example), there are 64 grams of sugar. And...Guess what? High fructose corn syrup is third ingredient on only one of the four parts. The other three either don't have it or have it farther down the list of ingredients. In addition, David Klerfeld (who is a national program leader for the USDA) stated, "So many things have happened in our environment in the past fifty years, from a total increase in calories to a decrease in activity — it’s absurd to pin the entire obesity problem on a single food such as fructose or even sugar consumption as a whole." Finally, high fructose corn syrup is no different than regular table sugar; it consists of 50% fructose and 50% sucrose. Clearly, this multi-year-old controversy should be leaning more-so towards the side of the people who state that high fructose corn syrup isn't necessarily bad for you.

    Sources: ABC, Ask.Com, USDA, McDonalds.Com

  • please....

    sugar is sugar..... whether its complex or simple carbs guess what....its still sugar. High amounts of anything is bad for you. It's not so much the product but the overconsumption of it.

  • High fructose corn syrup is not that bad for you, because sugar is sugar.

    High fructose corn syrup comes from corn, which is a natural product. Corn syrup is no worse than any other naturally occurring sugar. Most natural things are not bad, when eaten in moderation, but moderation is the key word there. High fructose corn syrup is only as good or as bad as any other natural sugar, and should not be bad for most people, if consumed moderately.

    Posted by: OnfBIeak
  • No, because high fructose corn syrup is no worse than regular sugar.

    Your body does not treat the sugars in high fructose corn syrup differently than other sugars. It is fine in moderation, like all sugars. High fructose corn syrup is not some unnatural chemical that your body can not handle. The only danger is found in over-consumption, which is true of all sugars, and just about anything else. Over-consumption of pure water can kill you.

    Posted by: dahye0413
  • No, high fructose corn syrup is ok, as long as it is in moderation.

    We have survived for years eating foods with high fructose corn syrup, with no major health effects. This means that, although it might not be good for you, it is certainly not bad for you. There may be healthier alternatives. But, as long as you eat foods with the syrup in moderation, there won't be any health problems.

    Posted by: M0r3Interior
  • No, because high fructose corn syrup is not much different than standard white table sugar.

    With any kind of sugar, it is all about moderation and not overdoing it. High fructose corn syrup is approximately 50% glucose and 50% fructose, the same as standard table sugar, and both have the same calories per serving. High fructose corn syrup is FDA approved and labeled as a "natural" ingredient.

    Posted by: 5h4bbyHaIey

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