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High fructose corn syrup raises heart disease risk, study finds

To combat the obesity and diabetes epidemic in the U.S. many experts have suggested that Americans reduce the amount of added sugar in their diets.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Forget the fructose. Focus on the glucose. Glucose raises insulin levels, and if the person is consuming high levels of omega-6 fatty acids, then the result is increased inflammation that drives heart disease.  Furthermore, fructose is not a problem if one is consuming adequate polyphenols.  This is why an apple a day is good for you.  In addition, fructose consumption in the US peaked in 1999 and has been decreasing since that time, whereas glucose consumption continues to increase as does heart disease.

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