Sunday, August 3, 2008

Hey, Fatty! Lay off the Corn Syrup!

Maybe. There's a study out from UT Southwestern Medical Center examining the link between weight loss and low-carbohydrate diets. The new theory is that people lose weight because they're reducing their exposure to fructose.

It's a little more coy than an outright declaration that high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) makes you fat, but it notes that many processed carbohydrates contain HFCS. It also cites the "surprising speed with which humans make body fat from fructose." The experiments were performed by having people drink sugar drinks (containing fructose, glucose, or both), and then eating a regular meal four hours later.

I wonder if they paid their test subjects? Getting money for drinking sugar water and eating lunch sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Digg this Stumble Upon Toolbar

No comments:

The header image is adapted from a photo taken by Bill McChesney and used under a creative commons license.
ss_blog_claim=59c833aa066112eeabade1b22648d49b ss_blog_claim=59c833aa066112eeabade1b22648d49b