Link Found Between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Diabetes
Elevated levels of reactive carbonyls in the blood are known to cause complications for diabetes, and based on the study data, Ho estimates that a single can of soda has five times the concentration of this compound than the bloodstream concentration of a diabetic person.
Ho and his research associates also discovered that a specific compound in tea(epigallocatechin gallate) reduces the levels of reactive carbonyls in high fructose corn syrup soft drinks. Ho claims that people consume too much high fructose corn syrup in this country and that growing scientific evidence is exposing the dangers of soft drinks, especially for children.
Although a tea-derived supplement may provide a promising way to counter the harmful effects of carbonated beverages, researchers believe eliminating or reducing consumption of high fructose corn syrup is the safest approach.Disclaimer
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