Yes. Especially in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which can be found in soda pop, juice drinks, pancake syrup, fruit-flavored yogurt, ketchup and BBQ sauce, pasta sauce, canned soup, canned fruit and breakfast cereals. HFCS is a combination of glucose and fructose and the fructose part doesn’t generate insulin like other forms of sugar. That means you don’t feel full and can keep on drinking and eating until you are over weight. With the excess sugar and the weight comes diabetes which killed 75,119 people in the
Corn was introduced to the Pilgrims by Native Americans in the 17th century and was celebrated at what we now know as the original Thanksgiving. Today, relatives of the first Americans now suffer along with Blacks and Whites from corn’s transformation in our food. Diabetes death rates vary by race from a high of 33.2 per 100,000 Black Americans to 25.9 for American Indians to 24.9 for Whites to a low 11.2 for Asian Americans.
Maybe we should have sushi for Thanksgiving this year!
All about Indians and Thanksgiving: http://www.americanindians.com/Thanksgiving.htm
The corn/diabetes connection: http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2008/08/20/4274.html
More on the corn/diabetes connection: http://www.bioedonline.org/news/news.cfm?art=966
A fun corn documentary: http://www.kingcorn.net/
For more fun facts read the Cause of Death book