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hi doctors, can you tell me what is high fructose corn syrup and leptin?

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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
See below: Leptin is a hormone made by fat cells. It regulates stored body fat. When body fat reaches a certain level, leptin acts on the brain's arcuate nucleus to increase energy expenditure and limit additional fat storage. High fructose corn syrup is a compound of corn sugars altered to increase fructose content and sweetness. It is cheaper than cane sugar and is the major sweetener in processed foods.
Dr. Alan Feldman
Endocrinology 41 years experience
The connection between HFCS and leptin, is that it has been postulated that diets high in HFCS lead to lower levels of leptin, promoting excessive weight gain and obesity.
Nov 18, 2014

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What's the difference between liquid glucose and corn syrup?

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Chemistry: Sucrose is the most common carbohydrate in corn syrup. Sucrose can be converted to glucose in the body during digestion.
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Will I reduce weight if I take oats, corn flakes, horsegram ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Less calories eaten?: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). If oats, corn flakes, and horsegram beans fall into this category, and a person eats fewer calories than he uses each day, he will lose weight. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from.
A 54-year-old member asked:

How do I treat corns/ callous under my feet?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Severall things: First get some very good shoes and ones the right size and with very good support. Next, treat the corn and calluses with softening agents and wear padding over the areas in question. Next use an appropriate emory, rasp, drimmel, or other device to pare, curette or file down the hard lesions. You may need special orthotics and to see a foot/ankle orthopedist or podiatrist. Correct defects.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there a high fructose corn syrup -free diet that I can get on?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Read labels: Read labels and avoid as much processed food as possible. Get foods with natural ingredients or organic. The more you cook from scratch, the less corn syrup will be exposed to. Also, note, all the major brands of soda have corn syrup. Go to grocery stores like whole foods or trader joe's - but still read the labels on packaged/processed/cooked foods.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are some home remedies to deal with corns and calluses?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Corns and calluses: Grind a few Aspirin tablets and make a paste of it by adding some lemon juice. Apply this paste on the affected areas of skin. Cover the area with a towel soaked in warm water and wrap in a plastic cover. After about 8 to 10 minutes, uncover it and gently rub the area with a pumice stone and wash it off with cold water. Repeat this process to eliminate the calluses from your skin. Do not use this.

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