Leave that soda alone! Drink water. Or green tea. Or coffee…

High-fructose corn syrup, in soda and in many prepared foods, is poorly metabolized by the body.  Uric acid, which can cause gout, accumulates when people take in fructose.

Moreover,  a new study in humans shows that high fructose intake wreaks havoc on the body:

  • Increases in BP
  • Elevates triglycerides
  • Lowers HDL (good cholesterol)
  • Reduces glucose tolerance (a precursor to diabetes); produces metabolic syndrome

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.


  1. To your point, last night Nightline did a story looking at the fructose/obesity connection: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/sugar-wars-10143734?&clipId=10143734&playlistId=10143734&cid=siteplayer

  2. Wonderful explanation! For more in depth explanations, see Dr. Lustig’s lecture @ http://goo.gl/5Q4D

    Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID: 16717]

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