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Consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Brain Damage – UCLA Research Shows

My Take:  I read about the dangers of high fructose corn syrup about five years ago, and ever since then I try to check every product I purchase to insure it’s not in there.  This study by researchers at UCLA should give everyone pause and I suggest at the very least you do your own homework.  Particularly since it is apparently in a lot of baby food.

So after feeding rats high fructose corn syrup…

“Their brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the rats’ ability to think clearly and recall the route they’d learned six weeks earlier.”

In other words, eating too much fructose could interfere with insulin’s ability to regulate how cells use and store sugar, which is necessary for processing thoughts and emotions.

“Our study shows that a high-fructose diet harms the brain as well as the body. This is something new.”

High-fructose corn syrup is commonly found in soda, condiments, applesauce, baby food and other processed snacks.

The average American consumes more than 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of high-fructose corn syrup per year, according to the US Department of Agriculture.

Well on the positive side, at least now we have an decent idea as to why the sheeple are so completely oblivious to reality in general, and to their slide into debt serfdom in particular.

Read the article here.