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In summary: Coke makes you fat, Diet Coke makes you fatter

Posted in Uncategorized by mrkd on 23 March 2010

This morning I read another article about research demonstrating (conclusively, again) that High Fructose Corn Syrup causes obesity and it reminded me of the first time I ever read about America’s sweetener — it was a really fantastic Believer piece reviewing a book that details HFCS’s postwar/cold war origins. The same postwar science that suggested melting the ice caps with nuclear weapons would change the useless frozen parts of the planet into agricultural sweet spots (thus creating a food surplus) also developed high fructose corn syrup, the miracle sweetener that keeps fried chicken crispy and America diabetic.