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High Fructose, Brains, and Obesity: Yale Scientist Part of Groundbreaking Study

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A Yale University endrocrinologist named Robert Sherwin was part of a study indicating high-fructose corn syrup may be blocking our brains ability to tell whether we're hungry or not.

Since there's so much of the corn syrup in processed foods, the findings could help explain why so many of us keep on eating even when we're full, according to this report by the Associated Press.

Sherwin was quoted as saying the results of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on brains charged up with high-fructose shows the stuff "turns off or suppresses the activity of areas of the brain that are critical for reward and desire for food."


The study isn't definitive, and it's clear we are consuming way too much sugar of all types, and the Big Food industry types are disputing the findings, but it's one more red flag that our whole eating/food production system is seriously out of whack.

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