Call us: 1.877.283.7882 | Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM ET

Private MD News

Home | News | Diabetes

High fructose corn syrup may contribute to diabetes and other chronic diseases

Category: Diabetes

Over the past several decades, there has been an explosion of obesity in the U.S. Insulin testing has shown that many of these people go on to develop type 2 diabetes. Doctors and researchers are increasingly coming to the conclusion that these occurrences are closely tied to the growing consumption of high fructose corn syrup.

Many food and beverage manufacturers began adding high fructose corn syrup to their products in the 1970s. The ingredient was developed to improve shelf life and make food more appealing in a cost-effective manner. However, the skyrocketing obesity epidemic which is followed closely by the rise in diabetes has led some to question the safety of added sugars.

A team of researchers from Colorado University conducted a review of recent studies conducted into the health effects of added sugars. They found that the scientific community is nearing agreement on that sugars can contribute to diabetes and other risk factors.

"Science shows us there is a potentially negative impact of excessive amounts of sugar and high fructose corn syrup on cardiovascular and kidney health," explains Dr. Richard Johnson, the study's principle author. He continues that "excessive fructose intake could be viewed as an increasingly risky food and beverage additive."

Related Articles from Private MD:

Share on Facebook

Subscribe to Private MD Health News RSS Feed: Subscribe

News Categories:

Advanced Lipid Treatment I   Allergy Testing   Anemia and RBC disorders   Autoimmune Diseases   Bariatric Lab Testing   Blood and Blood Diseases   Breast   Cancer Detection and Tumor Markers   Celiac Disease Testing   Chlamydia   Coagulation and blood clotting disorders   Colon   Diabetes   DNA, Paternity and Genetic testing   Drug Screening   Environmental Toxin Testing   Female Specific Tests   Gastrointestinal Diseases   General Health   General Wellness   Heart Health and Cholesterol   Herpes   HIV   HIV monitoring/Treatment/Testing/Post Diagnos   Hormones and Metabolism   Infectious Diseases   Infertility Testing-Male   Infertitlity Hormone Testing   Kidney Diseases   Leukemia and WBC disorders   Liver   Liver Diseases   Lyme Disease   Male Specific Tests   Menopause/Peri-Menopausal Diagnosis   Musculoskeletal Diseases   Organ Specific Testing   Ovarian   Prostate   Sexually Transmitted Diseases   Thyroid Diseases   Transgender Hormone Testing-female to male   Transgender Hormone Testing-Male to Female   Vitamin D Deficiency-Diagnosis and Treatment   

Visit the Health News Archive: Click Here

Questions about online blood testing or how to order a lab test? Click here to get started or call us toll-free at 1.877.283.7882. Our professionals are ready to assist you.

Back to top