Saturday, December 27, 2008

High Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Kidney Disease

Posted by Neill Abayon

Drinking sugary soda is linked to kidney disease, most likely due to the high fructose corn syrup that sweetens the drinks.

People who drink two or more soda drinks per day increase their risk of kidney damage that could lead to kidney disease. The strongest risk was associated with lower weight women and with drinking non-cola sodas.

The potential cause of the association is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). A link between HFCS and kidney disease is of interest among health officers and nutritionists. Kidney disease - along with diabetes and obesity - has been increasing in the US since manufacturers switched to HFCS as a soft drink sweetener more than three decades ago.

Read the full article here.

1 comment:

Tey said...

Thats is why it is always important to watch what we regularly eat. Drinking a lot of water is also helpful. Merry xmas to you
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