The High Fructose Corn Syrup – Autism Connection, Is there one?

Grist’s post examining the link between high-fructose corn syrup and autism caused quite a rumpus.  So much so that Grist’s executive editor posted a follow-up semi-apologetic correction and a more detailed article examining both article and review.  It’s easy to jump into the middle of a rumpus without all the facts, so here are the rumpus-causing articles, in order:

A macroepigenetic approach to identify factors responsible for the autism epidemic in the United States

Paper asks: Does high-fructose corn syrup contribute to a rise in autism?

Why that corn-syrup-and-autism study leaves such a sour taste

Thoughts?

Rising Sugar Levels In Our Breakfast Foods

Cereal Offenders

Despite the barrage of health warnings on the dangers of sugar, new breakfast products – such as drinks and biscuits – contain more of the white stuff than ever.

A report last month from Action on Sugar showed that one in five cereals now contains more sugar than three years ago, and some are 18% sweeter.  While claiming to be healthy, cereals are becoming more and more sugary!

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Coke is a Healthy Snack?

Truth in advertising?  In the Yahoo Finance news – the many ways CocaCola is trying to spin itself into a healthy snack!

The world’s biggest beverage maker, which struggles with declining soda consumption in the U.S., is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its cola as a healthy treat. In February, for instance, several wrote online pieces for American Heart Month, with each including a mini-can of Coke or small soda as a snack idea.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/coke-healthy-snack-company-gets-070143180.html

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