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Friday, May 24, 2013
Should We Believe the Hype about Agave Syrup
Media advertisements and other outlets are spreading the word about agave syrup and it`s health benefits, but how much of the hype is true? Is agave safe for those who have diabetes or high cholestorol? Is there a guideline for how agave you can take in a day? Will the properties of agave change if you heat the product?
While it may be safe, there is no significant evidence it is of any great value - mostly just hype. I would expect any value to be lost if it is heated.
Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University