Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes "global scale"

Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes on a 'global scale' Countries that use large amounts of fructose corn syrup have diabetes rates 20% higher than those that consume littleU.S has greatest consumption of the syrup by far amounting to 25kg per person a year, compared to 0.5kg in the UK | UPDATED: 18:14 GMT, 27 November 2012 The syrup is used in processed foods because it improves appearance, providing a consistent browning after oven heating A sweetener used in food manufacture could be partly to blame for rising rates of type 2 diabetes, say scientists.

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic? The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study

Is advertising to blame for obesity epidemic The sight of fatty foods triggers hunger, claims study Simply viewing high calorie food images activated brain regions that control appetite and reward | UPDATED: 16:16 GMT, 26 June 2012 Viewing pictures of high calorie food also significantly increased ratings of hunger and desire for sweet and savoury foods A picture could be worth a thousand calories after a study revealed images of fatty food can trigger hunger pangs.