The addition of high fructose corn syrup to our foods has led to a dramatic increase in obesity rates and a startling increase in disease.
HFCS causes weightgain. Because it is not metabolized by the body in the same way as regular sugar, fructose converts to fat more quickly, and it inhibits the production of leptin, the satiety-inducing hormone.
High fructose consumption significantly raises LDL levels, and overweight children who consumed a lot of fructose had increased LDL levels.
And, the biggest culprit when it comes to HFCS – soda. states, "Depending on where you are in the world, we’ll either use sugar or HFCS. We generally use HFCS in places where corn is more widely available. In places where sugarcane or sugar beet is more available, we’ll use those instead."