I dunno…. can you get heart disease in two weeks?
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) reports that “adults who consumed high fructose corn syrup for two weeks as 25 percent of their daily calorie requirement had increased blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, which have been shown to be indicators of increased risk for heart disease.”
This prompted the study authors to conclude:
These results suggest that consumption of sugar may promote heart disease.
But given that heart disease is chronic and multifactorial in nature, can a scientist really claim that a 12-day trial of 48 adults provides any useful insight into the development of heart disease?