Sure, it’s a little teeny study, and I am suspicious of making big conclusions from little teeny studies, but . . . .
In a study conducted by University of California researchers, 16 volunteers were given a strictly controlled diet including very high levels of fructose. Another group was given the same diet but with high levels of glucose (regular sugar) replacing the fructose. Over 10 weeks, the volunteers that were given fructose produced new fat cells around their heart, liver and other digestive organs. They also showed signs of food-processing abnormalities linked to diabetes and heart disease. The control group of volunteers on the same diet, but with glucose sugar replacing fructose, did not have these problems.
Via Seeing the Forest, who muses:
All you have to do is look around to see that something has changed in the American diet. Everyone is gaining a lot of weight. It isn’t “personal responsibility” if it is systemic. You can’t blame everyone who is getting fat if everyone is getting fat at the same time.
Everyone is getting fat. Just look around.
And corporate America has never been known to let safety stand in the way of a buck. Just ask Philip Morris.
Maybe the “con” in ConAgra does indeed stand for “con.”