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Which sweeteners are most likely to raise blood pressure in children?

July 13, 2012  |  Post by:  |  Uncategorized No Comments

From Examiner.com |  07/13/12

…An excess of most any sweet food is one way to create an imbalance or inflammation in a child’s body. With the rising rate of high blood pressure in children, is there any food which these kids eat in common and in excess? It’s likely to be fructose in excess amounts that may contribute…Dietary Fructose on Food Intake.” In another study from the University of Colorado researchers found that even people who eat a healthy , low-sodium…

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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar?

July 10, 2012  |  Post by:  |  Blog, News No Comments

This debate has been raging for some time. Critics of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) claim that it’s unnatural and tied to high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes. Supporters of high fructose corn syrup maintain that it’s safe and that your body cannot tell the difference because HFCS and table sugar as each contain similar amounts of the basic components that make up these sweeteners: fructose and glucose. But a new study published in the journal Metabolism did find a slight difference.

Researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Florida examined fructose levels in the blood of 40 subjects after they consumed 24 ounces of a drink sweetened with either HFCS or sucrose (table sugar). They found higher levels of blood fructose in those who drank the HFCS beverage, as well as higher blood pressure readings and higher levels of uric acid, a substance that in excess is tied to kidney damage and gout. Read the rest of article here