Monday, 1 February 2010

What's Killing You?

No sirree ... it isn't anything about our Malaysian politics - but what I speak of today, does have its socio-political/economic impact- and it affects us & our children very directly ... and the nation at large eventually.

For a change, I'm gonna write about something that's health related- which I became aware of, only lately (despite the fact that the findings were first published in 2007). I have to thank my FB friend - (Vineeth, I think) who put it up, and thus caught my eye. I'm shocked that Biochem classes those days (of course - nobody knew it back then), never discussed the facts I have come to know as a result of this video.

Today, (not just in Malaysia, but also over the world), diseases like Obesity, Gout, Hypertension, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia and Coronary Heart Disease - all these constitute the killer we call "Metabolic Syndrome"- are so common, that they are now epidemics.
During my early days in India, these diseases were relatively rare. Then came India's open door policy - and wham! - they started popping up like all over the place. The same is happening in China today.Many attributed them to "rich/fatty diet" - and it was a question which I asked myself during my undergraduate days.
But why is it still happening even when people have exercised and changed their diet pattern?
Apparently, the Culprit is High-Fructose Corn Syrup or HFCS which is present in most of the processed food we eat!! Click on the link above to read a little on it - and then watch the video below.

This is what the video was talking about - I must thank my FB buddy for relieving me of this very, very, very major ignorance. It was only then that I decided to read up on it - and the evidence is overwhelming, that it(FRUCTOSE) is a potent cause of Metabolic Syndrome.
Friends - listen to it.
You will see how you are systematically poisoned by certain quarters (knowingly or otherwise) - through almost all the famous preserved/fast food and beverages in the market
...... and it's all about the money!
Here's the Video (Click HERE for YouTube):-