Fatty liver disease on the rise in children—from too many sweet treats

Fatty liver disease on the rise in children—from too many sweet treats:

A sweetener used in ice cream and soda may cause potentially fatal liver disease, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that high fructose consumption is triggering an early form of fatty liver disease in children, a condition that is normally associated with alcohol consumption, which can lead to cancer, stroke, and heart problems. Clinically obese children and adolescent are more susceptible to the illness.

Fatty liver, or hepatic steatosis, is a term that describes the buildup of fat in the liver. It is normal to have some fat in your liver, but too much causes serious health problems. Fatty liver develops when the liver can’t metabolize fructose at the same rate that the body is consuming it.

Our children are vulnerable

The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found that mice fed with a high fructose diet became obese and developed greater insulin-resistance than those fed with the same amount in glucose. An important factor in fructose metabolism, Khk enzyme, was also found to develop in the animals fed with the high fructose diet.

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Sneaky Name Change has High Fructose Corn Syrup Hiding in your Health Food

Sneaky Name Change has High Fructose Corn Syrup Hiding in your Health Food:

High Fructose Corn Syrup Hiding in your Health Food

Consumers are finally catching on to the fact that what we put in our mouths effects our waistline as well as our health.  Since consumers have become much smarter and finally waking up to these realities, they are demanding healthier food choices. Every food company is smearing 100% natural on every box of anything regardless of whats inside the box. Now we have to know the new sneaky name to know whether or not we are consuming High Fructose Corn Syrup or not.  Obviously the best way to avoid this mess is to buy from companies you really trust.

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Heinz GMO ketchup banned by Israel for containing too much HFCS, not enough tomatoes

Heinz GMO ketchup banned by Israel for containing too much HFCS, not enough tomatoes:

Heinz, the well-known family favorite ketchup brand, has been banned in Israel because it does not contain enough tomato solids. Israel’s health ministry has said that it does not contain enough paste to be classed as ketchup.

The decision came after the biggest ketchup rival in Israel launched a campaign against Heinz, asking for the definition of ketchup to be changed. The world famous brand has been demoted to “tomato seasoning” – despite selling almost two million bottles around the world every single day.

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Pepsi Still Contains High-Levels Of Cancer-Causing Ingredient

Pepsi still contains cancer-causing ingredient (Natural News, July 10, 2013):

Last March, a third party watchdog group, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found dangerous levels of a carcinogen in the caramel coloring of Coke and Pepsi products.

The carcinogen, 4-methylimidazole, is a byproduct created during the production of caramel coloring. As the caramel coloring goes under high pressures and temperatures, sugars react with ammonia and sulfites, forming the 4-MEI byproduct.

When animal studies showed “clear evidence” that 4-MEI was a toxic carcinogen, including thyroid, liver, and lung cancer incidents, the National Toxicology Program threw up red flags.

It was in 2011 that the state of California responded to the lab results, effectively banning the carcinogen from their state. Since then, all cola products in the state of California have been required to be properly marked with a cancer causing warning label, according to Prop 65 consumer protection laws.

Over a year later, Pepsi still contains high levels of 4-MEI

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MSM Launches Another Attack On Organic Food … After New York Times’ Mark Bittman’s Apology For Using Junk Science In His Article

Mainstream Media Launches Another Phony War Against Organic (Natural Society, Oct 23, 2012):

The mainstream media is invoking déjà vu with their latest laughable attempt to frame yet another study that actually highlighted the benefits of organic into a hysterical anti-organic news frenzy. This time, however, some publications are actually publishing the truth on the matter. Why? Because last time that the mainstream media conglomerate decided to smear the last organic foods study’s findings and proclaim how great pesticides and GMOs are for you and your family, it ended in a major apology by the New York Times.And it was this piece, a response to the uproar from the public following the alternative news media’s response to the mainstream media spin (including my piece first released on the night of the study with a video breakdown), that signified the final nail in the coffin for the mainstream media’s previous assault on organic foods. In the apology piece, New York Times columnist Mark Bittman states:

“That was dumb of me… I’m sorry. This junk science deserves a response. Ignoring it isn’t enough. I apologize.”

But now, once again, some sources such as CBS have begun spinning the latest organic food study. In this study, just like the last one, it was found that organic food contained less brain-damaging pesticides, has higher concentrations of antioxidants, doesn’t contain GMOs, brain-tumor-linked artificial sweeteners, mercury-containing high-fructose corn syrup, and so on. However many sources don’t seem to care about the facts. Instead, they title something like ‘Organic Same as Conventional Say Docs’. Meanwhile, some are erring on the side of the truth to avoid backlash.

But don’t take my word for it, just look at the below image from Google News. Notice the difference in titles? You can clearly see instances of nutritional doublespeak, in which news agencies title an article something wildly incorrect and then go on to say the opposite inside the content of the story. Considering that many — if not most — news readers glance at the title and keep reading onward, this is highly effective.

Media Blackout on GMOs, Real Issues Surrounding Conventional Food

Titles such as ‘Organic food no better than conventional for kids’ ultimately lead to content explaining that organic food contains less pesticides and less antibiotic-resistant bacteria (that can result in resistant diseases like the white plague), but that it’s not ‘entirely conclusive’ whether or not this matters. Peer-reviewed research may argue otherwise, with pesticides linked to over 60 negative conditions including:

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10% Of U.S. Teens Have Liver Disease

10% of U.S. Teens Have Liver Disease…Why? (Activist Post, Oct 6, 2012):

Did you know about 10% of teenagers have liver disease? The figure would be unbelievable if it wasn’t substantiated with solid science. But, it’s true—an estimated one-in-ten teens in the United States has nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD; this according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).

The NHANES looked at over 10,300 teens between the ages of 12 and 18 from 1998 to 2008, and found that 9.9% suffer from the disease commonly only thought of as an adult disease, and a rare one at that.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has always been associated with obesity, and as we see a growing number of kids who are obese, it would make sense that we would see a growing number with liver disease. But, scientist Marilyn Vos, of Emery University, says the NHANES found incidents of NAFLD among teens to actually be growing faster than teen obesity rates. This is truly cause for alarm.

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Cattle Now Being Fed Cookies and Candies Instead of Real Food

Cattle Now Being Fed Cookies and Candies Instead of Real Food (Natural Society, Sep 22, 2012):

Just when you thought the news couldn’t get any stranger regarding the disturbing state of the agricultural industry, it most certainly has. In an effort to slash costs and increase profits, livestock corporations have now begun feeding their cattle super cheap processed foods like cookies, gummy worms, chocolate, fruit loops and a whole list of candies. Fattening up the cattle thanks to a large percentage of sugar content and no real nutritional value, the disease-riddled cattle end up fetching a larger price for farm owners.The fruit loops-fed cattle also may end up on your dinner table, harboring even more dangerous additives than even cattle fed a diet of corn. Before accounting for the new diet of cookies and candy, conventionally raised cattle meat contains oftentimes an excessive amount of antibiotics (now admitted to be harming human health internationally), artificial hormones such as Monsanto’s cloned growth hormone rBGH, resistant bacteria, genetically modified organisms (from corn) and other contaminants. Now, however, a few new problematic substances have entered the equation.

Cattle on a Diet of MSG, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, and GMOs

It is important to understand that almost all corn in the United States is genetically modified. Therefore, the ‘traditional’ factory farm diet of corn or grain is certainly not a safe option. It is, however, arguably better than 100% processed junk food that contains not just genetically modified organisms but ingredients like:

  • High-fructose corn syrup
  • MSG
  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Pesticides, herbicides, insecticides
  • Acrylamides
  • Artificial flavorings
  • Artificial colorings
  • Artificial sweeteners (like asapartame)

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Sugar (High-Fructose Corn Syrup) Can Make You Dumb, US scientists warn

Sugar can make you dumb, US scientists warn (AFP, May 15, 2012):

Eating too much sugar can eat away at your brainpower, according to US scientists who published a study Tuesday showing how a steady diet of high-fructose corn syrup sapped lab rats’ memories.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) fed two groups of rats a solution containing high-fructose corn syrup — a common ingredient in processed foods — as drinking water for six weeks.

One group of rats was supplemented with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids in the form of flaxseed oil and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), while the other group was not.

Before the sugar drinks began, the rats were enrolled in a five-day training session in a complicated maze. After six weeks on the sweet solution, the rats were then placed back in the maze to see how they fared.

“The DHA-deprived animals were slower, and their brains showed a decline in synaptic activity,” said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

“Their brain cells had trouble signaling each other, disrupting the rats’ ability to think clearly and recall the route they’d learned six weeks earlier.”

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