I expressed my skepticism about so much emphasis on genes causing Alzheimer’s for many years. I explained that both genetic (Body can’t degrade very low density lipoproteins easily) and late onset Alzheimer’s are caused by a similar mechanism. Very low density lipoproteins. The LDL we get from routine blood tests includes it, but does not tell us how much of the deadly very low density lipoproteins are there.
Alzheimer’s and Obesity starting in the mid-1980s when Reagan arbitrarily approved synthetic High Fructose Corn Syrup using an enzymatic process starting from corn sugar developed by Japanese scientists in 1971. However corn was too expensive to make this sugar commercial. Reagan changed that by subsidizing corn in the mid-1980s so greatly that farmers make most of their minor income from just the corn subsidy which taxpayers provide which forces farmers to maximize their production of corn or starve.
The corn to ethanol program was also a partial subsidy for the farmers and high profits for the producers of ethanol. The higher demand increases the price of corn and its production so other food crops are now scarce causing a sharp rise in prices. Corn prices have doubled in the last several years. If we include all use of oil for its production, we really do not lessen the use of oil.
Why High-Fructose Syrup Causes Insulin Resistance: Dr. Mercola’s Comments: According to the latest statistics, new cases of diabetes have increased by 90 percent in the last 10 years, and diabetes or pre-diabetes now strikes one in four Americans. Those are absolutely astounding statistics to say the least.
There’s no doubt in my mind that one of the primary fuels for this epidemic is the excess consumption of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Several studies over the past few years have also come to this conclusion, including this latest study in Cell Metabolism, in which the researchers note:
“Insulin resistance is a common feature of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Both have reached epidemic proportions worldwide with the global adoption of the westernized diet along with increased consumption of fructose, stemming from the wide and increasing use of high-fructose corn syrup sweeteners.
It is well established that fructose is more lipogenic than glucose, and high-fructose diets have been linked to hypertriglyceridemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), and insulin resistance.” ...