FDA Refuses to Rename High Fructose Corn Syrup

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has denied a request by the Corn Refiners Association to use the term "corn sugar" as an alternate name for "high fructose corn syrup" (HFCS). HFCS, a common sweetner in drinks, is under increasing scrutiny today as a possible risk factor for hypertension, obesity, and heart disease.PositiveTip: Limit the…

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HCG Weight-Loss Products Pulled

The lose-weight-fast market is largely fad-driven, and often fraud-driven. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has warned manufacturers of weight-loss products containing human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) that these are illegal. The FDA has posted a short video on the dangers these products pose to dieters.PositiveTip: Beware of miracle weight-loss…

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