Understanding the Dangers of HFCS

Excellent article on the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, and the specific effects on diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, immune systems and aging.

Since fructose is an addictive substance, low dose, repeated fructose ingestion is an ideal way to produce diabetes and pre-diabetes in people. Fructose is hidden in many foods going by other names, and that makes it almost impossible to tell how much you are eating when you ingest processed foods.

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Elevated 2-Hour Glucose Predicts Cardiovascular Events

Good news for those with coronary artery disease. This study explored the prognostic value of three screening tests in patients with CAD – fasting glucose (FPG), 2-h postload glucose (2h-PG) from an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c).

Results indicate that, in patients with CAD, 2h-PG can provide valuable prognostic information on the risk of future cardiovascular events. In addition, increases in HbA1c and 2h-PG can signal a greater risk for diabetes.

This study confirms, in a large cohort of people with CAD and without diabetes, the role of 2-hour glycemia during an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) as an independent risk factor for a future cardiovascular event.

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