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Both the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association Say, “Enjoy Your Fructose (Fruit Sugar)!”

Both the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association Say, “Enjoy Your Fructose (Fruit Sugar)!”
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Sorry, sugar is sugar, whether from fruit or not. And if the “fruit sugar” is actually high-fructose corn syrup—from GMO corn at that—and quaffed down in endless sodas, it just gets worse.
A recent meta-analysis published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings confirms this yet again. It notes that both the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association publish guidelines that allow up to 25% of calories from added fructose. The authors note that “[the] intake of added fructose at such high levels would undoubtedly worsen rates of diabetes and its complications,” and add that “there is no need for added fructose or any added sugars in the diet.”
Even one soda a day will take its toll on your weight and your health. Research presented at an American Heart Association conference estimated that sodas and sugary drinks are responsible for 183,000 deaths worldwide each year—133,000 deaths from diabetes, 44,000 from heart disease, and 6,000 from cancer. Nor does it solve anything to switch to artificially sweetened sodas. They just introduce a different set of problems.
These are facts. And yet industry-supported studies are five times more likely to find no link between sugary drinks and weight gain. Such “junk science,” which seems to be all that the Institute of Medicine and the American Diabetes Association is willing to believe, is responsible for making countless Americans even sicker than they already are.

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