Researchers from the The Netherlands' Utrecht University Medical Center have determined in a large study that a diet rich in soft drinks, fries and snacks substantially increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Fructose, which literally means "fruit sugar," sounds so sweet and innocent. And indeed, when incorporated into the diet in moderate amounts, say, in the form of fruit - always organic and raw, when possible – it's about as pure and wholesome as food gets. Not so for industrially processed fructose in isolate form, which may be as addictive as alcohol and morphine
High-fructose corn syrup is the primary source of calories in the United States. In addition to containing mercury, a known carcinogen, cancer cells actually feed on high-fructose corn syrup after it is metabolized by the liver. A recent study, published in the Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Targets, examined the link between refined sugar and cancer.