Luanne is founder of Fructositis.org and author of a scientific paper on the link between consumption of high fructose corn syrup and mucus hypersecretion of the airways, auto-immune reactivity, and asthma. Through a rigorous food elimination diet, she learned more than 15 years ago that high fructose corn syrup [HFCS] was causing their daughter's chronic bronchitis, ear infections and asthma. She became a "returning student" to put a biochemical face to how it could be possible. In 2012, she completed an M.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from NY Medical College. After years of study, the hypothesis that emerged suggests that unabsorbed "excess-free-fructose" could modify dietary proteins and turn them into "immunogens" capable of eliciting the symptoms observed. Researchers at NYMC have confirmed the scientific merits of the proposed pathway. Current steps include raising awareness of the adverse health effects of HFCS and championing the need for laboratory based research.
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