High Fructose Corn Syrup And Opioid Addiction

From Forbes’ Pharma and Healthcare:

Study Reveals Possible Connection Between High Fructose Corn Syrup And Opioid Addiction

Diets high in high fructose corn syrup may indirectly contribute to opioid dependence, according to research presented this week at Neuroscience 2017, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Previous research has shown that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) impacts the brain in a way similar to addictive drugs. It triggers a response in the brain’s reward system circuitry that leads to continued cravings, in much the same way as a narcotic. These similarities have led researchers to wonder whether diets high in HFCS may play a role in opioid dependence.

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Recipes and Tips To Fight M.S.: Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup


From the Recipes and Tips to Fight Multiple Sclerosis Blog on the dangers of HFCS.

We concur!

High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is found in many processed foods and is one of the leading causes of obesity. A few food products with HFCS include soda, jellies, icecreams, popcorn, cereals with heart healthy claims (a total bummer), yoplait yogurt, and flavored drinks. Some times it is called high fructose corn syrup and the other times it is referred to as “Corn Sugar” and it probably has many other fancy names. If you cannot understand an ingredient from the ingredient list on any food products, simply avoid buying that food!

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USA Today: Relationship between sugar and cancer is now clearer, scientists say

Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer.

Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops.

Oh gee , what a surprise. For 10 dollars you would have understood this problem by reading Sugar Crush. Yes, the food pyramid is a fraud, constructed by the collusion between the USDA and Monsanto.  Sugar in the form of High Fructose Corn Syrup produced and grown by Monsanto with the active ingredient Glyphosate is fueling this epidemic. Wearing Pink ribbons and pouring ice water on your head might be a great gesture to bring awareness to the problem but in reality is a fools approach to the issue. The issue is Sugar.  Read the book.

Fructose Powers a Vicious Cycle

Researchers have found a hitherto unknown molecular mechanism that is driven by fructose and can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure.

High consumption of fructose can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes and heart attack.

In recent decades fructose spread throughout the food market, due to a reputation as being less harmful than glucose. In contrast to glucose, fructose barely increases blood glucose levels and insulin secretion. This avoids frequently recurring insulin spikes after any glucose consumption, which are judged harmful. In addition, fructose is sweeter to the taste.

But there’s a downside: the liver converts fructose very efficiently into fat. People who consume too much high-fructose food can in time become overweight and develop high blood pressure, dyslipidaemia with fatty liver and insulin resistance — symptoms that doctors group together under the name metabolic syndrome

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