19 Apr '12, 7pm

New study links autism to high-fructose corn syrup

New study links autism to high-fructose corn syrup

I know what you’re thinking: “Tom, it’s been ages since you wrote about high-fructose corn syrup .” And you’re right! It has. But as I’m feeling petulantly defiant , I think it’s time to take another look at America’s favorite sweetener. You see, while the HFCS industry still claims there’s no difference between how the body handles HFCS and sugar, a new study has come out suggesting just the opposite. And in a very big way. The blaring headline version of the new study’s conclusion would read: “High-Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Autism.” And while that may be a bit of an overstatement, it’s not off by much. In a provocative new peer-reviewed study published in Clinical Epigenetics , researchers led by a former FDA toxicologist purport to have found a very real link between HFCS consumption and autism. The study’s argument is complicated but deeply disturbing. It pieces toget...

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