Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Hazardous to Your Health?

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  • It would be nice if Spark actually read these comments and paid attention to its users. I see lots of comments against this video, and on other Everwell videos. Perhaps it's time for Everwell to NOT be on Spark? It is not unbiased, as it claims below the's biased toward "drink the Koolaid and don't ask questions!"

    That said...I've read a lot that HFCS alone isn't bad. The problem is the AMOUNT that we get in all our food and drinks. But the food industry is going to keep telling us that it's "good" because it's cheaper for them to use than sugar is. - 9/28/2015 11:01:25 AM
  • HA! The corn industry will spend millions of dollars to convince you hfcs is good for you and when that fails they spend millions more telling you that is just isnt BAD for you.

    Least I got my 3 points... - 9/12/2015 10:59:06 AM
  • This healthy skeptic makes an observation: The American obesity epidemic didn't begin until 'they' started putting HFCS in everything, distorting our taste buds and enhancing our appetites. - 8/29/2015 2:19:14 PM
  • When about 5 companies produce all of what consumers see in the supermarket, and most of those products are heavy in high fructose corn syrup, we all should be wary. (follow the money) These companies are hijacking our food sources and replacing them with over processed "foods" that only they own the seeds to grow. (ex. Monsanto)
    High fructose corn syrup =bad
    pure honey and real maple syrup=good
    Stop blowing smoke up our you know whats! - 8/9/2015 6:24:38 PM
  • I'm grateful to see that there are so many knowledgeable Sparkers out there to refute the just plain incorrect views of this video.

    Spark Powers That Be, please consider pulling this piece. This is not the most comprehensive research, but it's got one of the better titles: Carbohydrate intake and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: fructose as a weapon of mass destruction.


    And, as has been pointed out, ANY sweetener used to excess is oh so not good for our health. - 7/12/2015 1:47:02 PM
  • corn syrup is really bad for health. First, the corn used to make it is 100% GMO. Enough not to eat that. And it is a low level quality sugar. Honey and maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave sugar, are naturally sweet and really better than corn syrup. - 7/2/2015 3:47:00 PM
  • What a load of baloney. Avoid it like the plague! Eat real food and reduce all sugar including too many fruits, especially fruit juices. - 6/24/2015 3:51:04 PM
  • Well... it was good for 3 points and not much else. - 4/29/2015 8:51:23 PM
  • It is the cause of most of our health problems. I'm not a doctor, but if you google NASH you will see a full report by a doctor who has spent his entire life researching this problem. - 4/20/2015 12:40:08 PM
  • I know it is bad for me personally because I just discovered I am fructose intolerant. - 3/30/2015 9:30:36 AM
  • Gotta read those labels! He did say it was the same as eating sugar which we all know is not good for us. The problem is when something says Fat Free or Sugar Free it doesn't mean that it's good for you or your diet. I'm finding this more often than not. - 3/15/2015 8:46:08 PM
  • I wonder where this media-doc and his research group gets it's money from. At no point does he say, "yes, it's good for you" just that some studies are inconclusive.
    At this point, I trust NOTHING that FDA, the food industry or the pharmaceutical industry has to say. I figure they have all sold their integrity to the highest bidder. - 2/24/2015 9:43:11 AM
  • I will pass on corn syrup when I can. - 1/24/2015 4:34:13 PM
  • Sorry, that link showed up strangely in my last post, so reposting.

    To check out an updated version of this topic from the University of California go to the following link:


    It should be all on one line, including the "-oM". Or you can youtube search "Sugar: The Bitter Truth". Its on the official "University of California Television (UCTV)" channel - not some crazy unknown/unreliabl
    e source.
    - 1/23/2015 2:05:40 AM
  • This is an outdated view.

    While the long term implications for some diseases is unknown, we KNOW that this sugar is processed differently on a cellular level. This is NOT a simple "what you eat" versus "what you burn" problem - which surprised me as much as anyone!

    To prove I'm not some crazy person, check out this lecture from a tenured professor at the University of California - San Francisco on THIS EXACT TOPIC:
    He has several more updated versions as well.

    Similar lectures are available from physician researchers across the country, including at harvard/stanford. The science of obesity has advanced a LOT in the last 10 years. This video is now out-of-date and misleading.
    - 1/23/2015 2:00:31 AM