The producers of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) seem scared. A slew of bad press – not to mention dozens of scientific studies – may finally be damaging their profits. So they’ve come up with a new way to ensure HFCS remains part of the American diet. And protect their revenue stream. The big plan? Rename HFCS to distance their product from the harm that it does.
When you’re young you can eat like crazy and stay slim. Your muscles are firm and your body agile… regardless of what you eat. But that changes with age. After you hit middle age it’s a battle to stay in shape… and one that gets tougher each year.
We tend to accept this fact and put it down to getting old.
The Commission on Human Medicines has declared that the most popular diabetic drug be taken off the UK market. The Commission says its “risks outweigh its benefits.”
Recent research shows that the drug increases heart attack risk by 43 percent. And in the US, the drug maker is facing up to six billion dollars in legal suits. Yet an FDA panel has voted to keep it on the US market.
The wheels have come off the low-fat bandwagon. Scientific studies have stopped it in its tracks. Dietary experts have accepted defeat and revised their earlier national guidelines. But not before making a fortune in marketing-and-selling low-fat products.
The dust has had a couple of years to settle since then. But it looks like the industry is at it again. When the National Dietary Guidelines are released this year there could be a new, lucrative dietary experiment in the mix.
You may have seen several articles in the press in the last week or two promoting the “fact” that low-carb and low-fat diets deliver equal weight-loss results.
That’s because a new two-year study has revealed that two groups of dieters – one sticking with low carbs, the other with low fat – both wound up losing about the same amount of weight.
Did you know that deficiency in just one mineral can cause anxiety… diabetes… even heart disease?
In fact, deficiency in this mineral makes you twice as likely to die, according to findings published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. And the bad news is that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in it.
The mineral we’re talking about is magnesium.