High Fructose Corn Syrup Emily Burgoon
Harmful Effects • Can cause high risk factors in diabetes • High Blood Pressure • Threats to the kidneys, liver and other organs • Obesity
Look at Ingredients • High fructose corn syrup is found in many foods and drinks • If consumers look carefully at the ingredients then we can avoid the harmful effects • The products that contain high fructose corn syrup are cheap but dangerous to our health
Facts • The brain reacts differently to foods that contain chemicals like high fructose corn syrup • Research has been found that the syrup can lead to addiction (Biel, Laura) • Jennifer Kelly Geddes states that “the latest research on high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) affirms that consuming fructose can affect an area of the brain that controls appetite, causing you to not feel full and potentially eat too much.”
Other negative effects • High fructose causes our body to store fat and burn sugar • Fructose can lead to diabetes because the insulin could become resistant • It’s cheaper for companies to sell items that contain high fructose corn syrup but harmful toward the consumers health
Works Cited • Carnell, Susan. "The Great Fructose Debate." Psychology Today 46.3 (2013): 42-43. Academic Search Complete. Web. • Beil, Laura. "Sweet Confusion." Science News 183.12 (2013): 23-25. Academic Search Complete. Web. 15 June 2013. • PR, Newswire. "New Research Suggests High Fructose Corn Syrup Triggers Addictive Consumption Similar To Drugs." PR Newswire US (n.d.): EBSCO: Consumer Health Complete (CHC) (EBSCO EIT) (XML). Web.