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Why is high-fructose corn syrup so fattening?

Different Types of Sugar Sucrose, or table sugar, comes from sugar cane or sugar beets and is made up of glucose molecules. Fruit, on the other hand, contains the sugar fructose, which has a slightly different chemical structure than glucose. The main source of sugar used in processed foods today is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS),

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease affects approximately 1 in 100 people in Canada. People who have celiac disease have an immune reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein that is found mainly in barley, rye, and wheat. Symptoms of Celiac Disease When a person with celiac disease eats foods that contain gliadin, the body mounts an immune response, causing inflammation

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Three Myths About Diabetes

Myth 1: It’s okay for people with diabetes to drink diet soft drinks. A 12 oz can of a typical regular soft drink contains close to 40 g of sugar, or about 9 teaspoons, and causes blood sugar levels to spike. The same is true of other sugary drinks, such as sweetened tea and coffee,

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I have diabetes and my vision is blurred. Is there a connection?

What causes blurred vision in type 2 diabetes? Blurred vision can be one of the first symptoms of type 2 diabetes. Other symptoms are fatigue, excessive thirst, weight loss, and frequent urination. Blurred vision in people with type 2 diabetes is caused by high blood sugar. Blood sugar (sorbitol) accumulates in the lens of the eye,

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