We all know that high-fructose corn syrup is bad for us. It’s ultra-sweet, ultra-cheap, and it makes people ultra-fat.
But a new study shows that obesity may not be worst of HFCS’s effects.
The research was done at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Presbyterian Hospitals.
Scientists genetically manipulated mice so they would develop colon and intestinal tumors. Then, they squirted a daily dose of HFCS into some of the rodents’ mouths. It was the human equivalent of drinking one 12-oz. soda a day.
Other mice with cancer were not given HFCS.[i]
High-Fructose Corn Syrup Fuels Cancer
Over the next nine weeks, they found that HFCS led to larger tumors.
The scientists did a chemical analysis that showed colon tumors readily absorb HFCS, using it as fuel.
Dr. Jihye Yun was a co-author of the study. She said the results show that even modest amounts of HFCS “can boost tumor growth and progression.” She added that the findings suggest “chronic consumption of sugary drinks can shorten the time it takes for cancer to develop.”[ii]
Dr. Lewis Cantley was another study co-author. He thinks the research might explain why increased consumption of sodas with HFCS over the past 30 years “is correlating with an increase in colorectal cancers in 25-to-50-year-olds in the United States.”
The bottom line?
You already knew HFCS could make you fat. Now you know it promotes cancer. You shouldn’t need any more motivation to stay away from sugary soda and other junk foods containing corn syrup.
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