I have felt that there was a connection between HFC and diabetes for a long time. I realize it's much more complicated than a single element, but how our food has changed has a lot to do with our epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Now it seems there is a concerted effort to at least get the FDA to acknowledge that it may not be safe for consumption. This is a very interesting article. http://diabeteshealth.com/read/2013/12/13/808...
Here's a peek:
In a press release, the organization, chaired by Jim Turner, called high fructose corn syrup "the most dangerous food in the world," and suggested its consumption could be linked to liver damage and other health concerns including obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, particularly in children.
The group pointed to previous expert opinion to cement its position against the sweetener.
"Type 2 diabetes was unheard of in children prior to 1980- when high fructose corn syrup began to be incorporated into processed foods," said obesity expert Dr. Robert H. Ludwig.
According to Dr. Michael Goran, director of the Childhood Obesity Research Center, many soft drinks contain excessive levels of high fructose corn syrup and fall under the FDA category of not generally recognized as safe.