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Corn Syrup Linked to Diabetes

There is further evidence that the public health advice to cut back on fat may have backfired--The startling rise in diabetes is perfectly mirrored by our mounting consumption of refined carbohydrates, according to a new analysis. If you read my article last month about why corn is making us fat, you won't be surprised that neither fat consumption nor protein seem to be the root cause of the problem. Instead, the diabetes rise best matches dropping fiber consumption and increasing consumption of corn syrup. Never before have people eaten so much refined carbohydrate. The finding supports the idea that corn syrup and other highly refined carbohydrates such as white flour, white rice and sugar put people at risk of obesity and diabetes.

Nature May 12, 2004

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