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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Damages Learning Abilities, Memory

Anthony Gucciardi
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May 17th, 2012
Updated 11/02/2012 at 6:49 pm
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High-fructose corn syrup, a ubiquitous ingredient present in processed foods and sugary beverages across the globe, is a well-known health destroyer with ties to conditions like metabolic damage and cancer. Now, scientists have revealed that the substance — oftentimes genetically modified — may also be damaging the brain functions of consumers worldwide.

In fact, the official release goes as far to say that high-fructose corn syrup can make you ‘stupid’. Conducted by the UCLA and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology, the study is the first to demonstrate how a diet heavily concentrated with high-fructose corn syrup can hamper brain functions — particularly those associated with memory and learning.

“Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think,” stated  professor of neurosurgery Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

The findings should come as no surprise, given that it has previously been revealed that high-fructose corn syrup oftentimes contains the toxic heavy metal mercury. Mercury, of course, is highly dangerous and can cause serious complications with biological function — particularly when exposed to the substance on a daily basis through food intake and other sources (CFL light bulbs, amalgam fillings).

Despite the negative effects of high-fructose corn syrup on the brain, the scientists also found that there are natural solutions that can help to minimize and negate the damage. Scientists found that omega 3′s helped to fortify the brain after observing the results of feeding both flaxseed oil and DHA to the study rats. The scientists found that the omega 3′s were helpful in aiding the ability of brain cells to transmit signals to one another. As a result, memory and total mental ability is improved.

It is continually being found that high-fructose corn syrup is highly toxic to the human body, and is absolutely unfit for consumption. There is simply no reason why the ingredient should exist within the food supply, other than to save companies money.

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1.thumbnail High Fructose Corn Syrup Damages Learning Abilities, MemoryGoogle Plus ProfileAnthony is the Editor of NaturalSociety whose work has been read by millions worldwide and is routinely featured on major alternative and mainstream news website alike, including the powerful Drudge Report, NaturalNews, Daily Mail, and many others. Anthony has appeared on programs like Russia Today (RT), Savage Nation, The Alex Jones Show, Coast to Coast AM, and many others. Anthony is also dedicated to aiding various non-profit organizations focused around health and rehabilitation as well as the creator of the independent political website Storyleak

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  • Y LEWIS

    THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS MERCURY, ITS A NEUROTOXIN THAT DAMAGES THE BRAIN. PERIOD. THE POINT ISN'T WHAT YOU CALL IT, OR HOW ITS ENGINEERED. IT IS A POISON. DO YOU REALLY WANT TO PUT THAT IN YOUR BODY? DO YOU REALLY, REALLY, WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE ON THE DAMAGE IT CAN DO? ITS ALSO NOT THE ONLY FOOD PROCESSED WITH MERCURY. DO YOU KNOW WHY THEY USE IT? BECAUSE ITS CHEAPER THAN SUGAR. THE "AVERAGE" PERSON CONSUMES 12 TSP"S A YEAR. MAYBE A BETTER IDEA WOULD BE TO LOOK UP MERCURY AND SEE WHAT IT DOES TO YOU.

    • Jets.

      Dumbass shit posting in caps wtf is wrong with you!!!

  • Anonymous

    Good lord. Did anyone actually read the article? It's talking about fructose, not HFCS.

    Fructose, which is found in sugar, honey and HFCS.

    Can't anyone critically analyze information anymore?

    • Sam

      I was at a honey shop today. On the wall were listed the breakdown of typical honey. It is 80% sugar – about half of that being in the form of fructose.

      Yet "natural" web sites will tell you that honey is nature's medicine. I wish they could make up their minds!

    • Anonymous

      Ahh no they specifically talk about HFCS you smartie… not one time do they say "fructose" by itself. It's the massive processing that it goes through to make that nasty stuff. Maybe you're eating too much of it to process the few paragraphs in this article.

  • cathy

    Based in so many articles I've read high fructose corn syrup is not good to our health. According to this article fructose is far more deadly compared with sugar. – http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archiv

  • Italics Mine

    I remember reading in the very early 1970s that my state had banned some kind of fish because it had excessive mercury content. And now mercury is an ingredient in tooth fillings, and congress-mandated light bulbs. What is the disconnect with reality?

  • Briana

    It's not the HFCS itself! It's the mercury!

    • Toby

      Even without the mercury, HFCS is not a healthy product to consume. HFCS is nothing more than cancer food. Don't be fooled by corporation that want you to buy this product.

  • Don Randall

    I'm wondering what names food manufactures use to disguise high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). I would appreciate any information regarding HFCS. I follow a strict vegan diet and use flax seeds, chia, walnuts, hemp foods, as well as eating lots of berries and other vegan foods which are high in antioxidants.

    • Toby

      Its now being called "corn sugar." In an attempt to fool the public.

      • Jeremy

        So true. Our government continues to promote hfcs as if it is just sugar. What a lie

  • cc

    "Paragraph 5 of this release was changed from an earlier version to reflect that the study focused on fructose generally, not specifically on high-fructose corn syrup"

    • Toby

      Fruit sugar is fructose….But what would you consider healthy…An Apple or a can of Coke made with HFCS ???

  • http://www.ediblewildfood.com Karen S.

    Great information – anything genetically modified must be avoided. Further evidence that we all must read labels to protect ourself and our loved ones.

    • Jason

      You can't genetically modify a molecule. Bringing genetic modification into this issue is just stringing a bunch of scary words together. Fructose from corn is IDENTICAL to fructose from fruit. Same chemical formula, same molecular structure. If it weren't the same it wouldn't be called fructose. Basic chemistry.

      • Anonymous

        The discussion isn't about fructose as a molecule but rather high fructose corn syrup. The "corn syrup" itself is rather vague terminology indicating that anything contained in the corn syrup would fall under this ingredient. There's not just fructose in there, gmo's are relevant to this conversation if the corn itself was a gmo crop. And most are.

    • Anonymous

      i think the labels lie try your hardest to grow your own food and what you do buy know where its coming from n how its grown! organic only:)