A little while ago, I told you about how damaging high fructose corn syrup was to your health, and how the manufacturers and corn farmers had launched a full blown campaign to tell the public how “safe HFCS was and that it is metabolized just like sugar…which is natural”. Some of you may have seen the commercials with the two moms talking…one is an idiot because she is avoiding HFCS, and the other “smart” mom says…”it’s just like sugar!”
We should all know that whenever a company takes the defensive stance, you know it’s a bunch of BS.
Now a new study being published at the Oregon Health & Science University due out this month, shows that when we eat fructose (or worse, high fructose corn syrup) it is metabolized very differently in the brain and could lead to overeating.
Scientist Jonathan Purnell, lead researcher,gave fructose, glucose, or salt water to volunteers and then measured brain activity with functional MRI scans. Over several regions of the cortex, activity increased in people given glucose but decreased in those given fructose, the scientists will report in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Cortical regions that responded differently included the orbital prefrontal, a key player in the reward circuit, and regions that process the pleasurable effects of food. “It’s evidence that fructose and glucose elicit opposite responses in the human brain,” says Purnell. –taken from article published by Sharon Begley
The information on the HFCS website that states that “high fructose corn syrup is metabolized the same way as sugar.” Sorry, study after study is showing that is just not the case.
Be on the look out for damage control in the form of internet pop ups and articles by “experts” debunking this current study.
But don’t you dare be fooled by those fools.