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On CBN Newswatch, Sept. 10: Game-changing proposal could avert strike on Syria, Nearly 4 million kids 'severely obese' in US, Obama foreign policy rating approval plummets, and more. Read Transcript


Mark: TONIGHT ON

"NEWSWATCH," WILL SYRIA HAND

OVER ITS CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

A LOOK AT THE PROPOSAL THAT

COULD PREVENT A MILITARY

STRIKE.

Wendy: PLUS, WE LOOK AT

A CONSERVATIVE EFFORT TO

EXEMPT AMERICANS FROM THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH CARE

PLAN.

Mark: AND IT'S IN ALL

SORTS OF FOOD, THE DANGER OF

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND

HOW TO AVOID IT.

ALL OF THIS AND MORE TONIGHT

ON "NEWSWATCH."

GOOD EVENING, I'M MARK

MARTIN.

Wendy: AND I'M WENDY

GRIFFITH.

THE SYRIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS

IT'S READY TO COOPERATE WITH

A RUSSIAN PROPOSAL TO TURN

OVER ITS CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

Mark: THAT COMES AS THE

PRESIDENT PREPARES TO

ADDRESS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

OVER THE SITUATION IN

SYRIA.

DALE HURD HAS MORE IN

TONIGHT'S TOP STORIES.

Reporter: TONIGHT

PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL TRY TO

CONVINCE A SKEPTICAL NATION

THAT A MILITARY STRIKE ON

SYRIA MUST REMAIN ON THE

TABLE.

BUT MONDAY HE OPENED THE

DOOR TO A PLAN "B."

IF BASHAR al-ASSAD

YIELDS CONTROL OF HIS

CHEMICAL WEAPONS TO

INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITY, IS

MILITARY STRIKE ON PAUSE?

President Obama:

ABSOLUTELY.

Reporter: RUSSIA HAS

OFFERED A PLAN WHERE SYRIA

WOULD DO JUST THAT WITH

RUSSIAN SUPPORT.

IN AN INTERVIEW MONDAY WITH

ABC'S DIANE SAWYER,

PRESIDENT OBAMA CLAIMED THE

THREAT OF A U.S. MILITARY

STRIKE IS WHAT PUSHED SYRIA

TO THIS POINT.

President Obama: IF WE

CAN RESOLVE THIS WITHOUT

MILITARY CONFLICT, THAT IS

MY GREAT PREFERENCE.

IT'S OVERWHELMING MY

PREFERENCE.

Reporter: BUT THE

ADMINISTRATION IS STILL

SKEPTICAL THAT ASSAD WILL

COME THROUGH.

WE'RE WAITING FOR THAT

PROPOSAL.

BUT WE'RE NOT WAITING FOR

LONG.

Reporter: POSSIBLE

DIPLOMATIC BREAKTHROUGH

COULD NOT HAVE COME AT A

BETTER TIME FOR THE

PRESIDENT.

A NEW ABC NEWS "WASHINGTON

POST" POLL FOUND NEARLY

TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICANS

OPPOSE A STRIKE ON SYRIA.

ON CAPITOL HILL, OPPOSITION

IS HAR HARDENING.

I'LL BE VOTING AGAINST

THIS REVOLUTION.

A VITAL NATIONAL SECURITY

RISK.

I SEE TOO MUCH RISK THAT

A MILITARY STRIKE COULD DO

MORE HARM THAN GOOD.

Reporter: THAT

ANTI-STRIKE SENTIMENT HAS

UNITED PROTESTORS FROM LEFT

AND RIGHT.

SEASYRIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER

SAS THEY ACCEPT THE PLAN IN

ORDER TO STAVE

OFF, QUOTE,"AMERICAN

AGGRESSION."

DALE HURD, CBN NEWS.

Mark: IN CASE THE

SITUATION IN SYRIA COMES

DOWN TO A MILITARY STRIKE,

ISRAEL IS BEEFING UP ITS

DEFENCES.

SOME ARE CONCERNED ANY

ACTION WOULD RESULT IN A

RETALIATORY ATTACK ON THE

JEWISH STATE.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: SYRIA QUICKLY

WELCOMED THE IDEA FOR THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO

COLLECT AND DESTROY SYRIA'S

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

WASHINGTON IS SKEPTICAL OF

THE RUSSIAN-SYRIAN PROPOSAL

AND SAYS CONGRESS SHOULD

VOTE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON

SYRIAN PRESIDENT ASSAD.

SO IT IS EVEN MORE

IMPORTANT WE DON'T TAKE THE

PRESSURE OFF AND CONGRESS

GIVE THE PRESIDENT THE

AUTHORITY HE HAS REQUESTED.

Reporter: THE SENATE

DECIDED TO DELAY ITS VOTE SO

IT COULD VERY RUSSIA'S

PROPOSAL.

IN THE MEANTIME, ISRAEL HAS

DISTANCED ITSELF FROM THE

SYRIAN CIVIL WAR AND THE

U.S. BUILD-UP.

BUT THEY COULD FACE

RETALIATORY ATTACKS FROM

SYRIA IN CASE OF A U.S.

MILITARY STRIKE.

SO THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING

NO CHANCES.

WE'RE IN THE HILLS ON THE

OUTSKIRTS OF JERUSALEM, AND

BEHIND ME IS THE IRON DOME

ANTI-MISSILE BATTERY

SYSTEM.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE

ISRAELI ARMY HAS EVER

DEPLOYED AN ACTIVE DEFENSE

MISSILE IN THE ISRAELI

AREA.

HE SAID EARLIER THAT ISRAEL

IS READY TO DEAL WITH THE

CONSEQUENCES OF A U.S.

MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA.

ISRAELIS ARE STILL LINING UP

FOR GAS MASKS, AND FOR NOW

THE WORLD IS WAITING TO SEE

WHO WILL MAKE THE NEXT

MOVE.

CHRIS MITCHELL, CBN NEWS,

THE HILLS OF JERUSALEM.

Wendy: OUR SENIOR

INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT

GEORGE THOMAS IS IN

JERUSALEM, AND HE SPOKE WITH

CHRIS ABOUT THE MEANING

BEHIND ISRAEL'S IRON DOME

DEVELOPMENT AND THE DRAMATIC

CHANGES IN SYRIA.

George: THERE ARE THREE

OTHER IRON DOME ANTI-ROCKET

MISSILE BATTERY SITES HERE

IN ISRAEL.

ONE IS IN HAIFA, OUTSIDE OF

TEL AVIV.

AND WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE

OF THIS SITE HERE AT

JERUSALEM?

WE TURN TO CHRIS MITCHELL

WHO MANS THE CBN NEWS BUREAU

IN JERUSALEM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING

ON THE BROADCAST.

IS THIS A PSYCHOLOGICAL

REACTION, A MESSAGE THAT

WE'RE SENDING TO THE GREATER

MIDDLE EAST?

I THINK IT IS BOTH, A

PSYCHOLOGICAL MESSAGE NOT

ONLY TO THE MIDDLE EAST, BUT

THE ISRAELI PEOPLE THEY'RE

GOING TO COVER AND PROTECT

ALL OF ISRAEL.

AND ALSO A MILITARY MOVE,

BECAUSE NOW WITH SYRIA AND

IRAN WITH LONG-RANGE

MISSILES, THEY CAN HIT THE

ENTIRE COUNTRY.

George: LET'S TALK

ABOUT THE EVENTS THAT ARE

UNFOLDING IN SYRIA.

IS THIS A GAME CHANGER?

I THINK IT IS.

BECAUSE THE U.S. IS A LITTLE

WEARY OF WHAT THE RUSSIANS

ARE SAYING, BUT I THINK IT

COULD BE ESCALATEED

TOTALLY.

AND IT ALSO GIVES ASSAD TIME

TO PERHAPS HIDE THE CHEMICAL

WEAPONS OR SCATTER THEM

AROUND THE COUNTRY, LIKE HE

ALREADY HAS BEEN DOING.

George: AND TALK TO

THAT POINT.

IS THIS A BLUFF ON THE SIDE

OF THE RUSSIANS AND THE

SYRIANS TO GIVE THEMSELVES

MORE TIME?

I THINK IT VERY WELL

COULD BECAUSE MILITARILY

RUSSIA IS SUPPORTING THE

SYRIAN REGIME, AND THEY HAVE

A HEAVY INVESTMENT IN ARMS

AND WEAPONS AND MONEY IN THE

ASSAD REGIME.

THEY WANT ASSAD TO WIN.

THIS COULD GIVE THEM

MONTHS.

IT COULD TAKE MONTHS FOR

WEAPONS INSPECTORS TO FIND

AND LOCATE AND DESTROY THE

CHEMICAL WEAPONS.

George: THE PRESIDENT

SAID HE WANTS TO PUNISH THE

ASSAD REGIME FOR ALLEGEDLY

DOING THE CHEMICAL ATTACK.

BUT THE ASSAD REGIME IS

STILL FIGHTING AGAINST THE

FREE SYRIAN ARMY AND OTHER

SO-CALLED REBEL FIGHTERS.

THAT IS STILL GOING ON.

IT WILL GO ON FOR AS LONG

AS IT CAN.

I THINK WHAT THIS DOES FOR

RUSSIA, IT PERHAPS STOPS THE

MILITARY STRIKE, WHICH MIGHT

TIP THE BALANCE IN IN THE

FAVOR OF THE FREE SYRIAN

ARMY AND THE REBELS, AND IT

GIVES HIM MORE TIME.

IT GIVES DIPLOMATIC COVER

FOR THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION.

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING

THEY'RE LOOK FOR AS WELL.

George: VERY DRAMATIC

DEVELOPMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN

PLACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

CHRIS MITCHELL, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

AS ALWAYS, FOLKS, THEY ARE

DRAMATIC SOMETIMES, AS I

MENTIONED.

CHRIS IS HERE, AND I'M ALSO

IN THE RECH JON.

REGION.

I'M GEORGE THOMAS REPORTING

FROM THE OUTSKIRTS OF

JERUSALEM FOR CBN NEWS.

Mark: A NEW CNN

NATIONAL POLL SHOWS THE

PRESIDENT PRESIDENT'S

APPROVAL RATING ON FOREIGN

POLICY IS AT AN ALL-TIME

LOW.

57% OF THOSE SURVEYED GIVE

THE PRESIDENT A THUMBS

DOWN.

ONLY THREE IN 10 APPROVE HOW

HE IS DEALING WITH SYRIA.

54% OF DEMOCRATS SAY THEY

APPROVE OF HOW THE PRESIDENT

IS HANDLING THE SYRIAN

CRISIS.

Wendy: A REPORT BY THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

SAYS DELAYING THE OBAMACARE

INDIVIDUAL MANDATE WOULD

SAVE THE GOVERNMENT

$35 BILLION OVER 10 YEARS.

THE REPUBLICAN-LED BILL

SEEKS TO DELAY THE

REQUIREMENT THAT INDIVIDUALS

PURCHASE APPROVED HEALTH

COVERAGE BY A YEAR.

THE REPORT ESTIMATES THE

BULK OF THAT $35 BILLION

WOULD BE SAVED DURING THE

2014-15 FISCAL YEARS.

IT ALSO NOTES THAT THE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITHOUT

INSURANCE WOULD INCREASE BY

11 MILLION IN 2014.

Mark: CROWDS GATHERED

OUTSIDE CAPITOL HILL TO

RALLY AGAINST THE

PRESIDENT'S HEALTH PLAN.

THE EVENT WAS CALLED "EXEMPT

AMERICA."

ORGANIZERS SAY OBAMACARE

EXEMPTIONS ARE BEING HANDED

OUT TO BUSINESSES AND

GOVERNMENT, AND NOW IT IS

TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

TO BE EXEMPT FROM WHAT THEY

CALL A HEALTH CARE TRAIN

WRECK.

ONE OF THE TECHNIQUES OF

OPPRESSION THAT THE SLAVE

MASTERED USE ON US WAS TO

CONTROL HIS HEALTH CARE.

THAT'S WHY WE MUST DEFUND

OBAMACARE.

AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE

SHOULD CHANGE THE NAME.

IT IS NOT OBAMACARE.

IT IS OBAMA SCARE.

IF YOU ARE A RETIREE FROM

IBM, YOU, TOO, HAVE BEEN

TOLD YOU'RE NO LONGER GOING

TO BE COVERED.

THANK YOU, MR. OBAMA.

BUT LET US BE VERY CLEAR

ABOUT THIS.

I HOPE EVERY SINGLE MAN AND

WOMAN IN CONGRESS

RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS.

Mark: TODAY'S EVENT WAS

ORGANIZED BY THE TEA PARTY

PATRIOTS AND THE

CONSERVATIVE GROUP FOR

AMERICA.

Wendy: PENNY STAR OF

CBN NEWS JOINS US NOW.

IT BROUGHT OUT BIG NAMES IN

THE CONSERVATIVE WORLD.

WHO WAS THERE AND WHAT DID

THEY ACCOMPLISH?

WELL, IT WAS A VERY HOT

DAY, BUT STILL SEVERAL

HUNDRED PEOPLE CAME TO THE

EVENT.

I INTERVIEWED TED CRUZ.

HE TOLD ME THAT HE WOULD NOT

VOTE FOR A CONTINUED

RESOLUTION THAT GAVE ONE

PENNY TO OBAMACARE.

MIKE LEE -- SENATOR MIKE LEE

WAS THERE, RAND PAUL.

ON THE HOUSE SIDE, LOUIE

GOMER AND MARK MEADOWS FROM

NORTH CAROLINA.

AND JUST A LOT OF REGULAR

AMERICANS WHO REALLY DON'T

WANT TO SEE THIS LAW GO INTO

EFFECT.

Wendy: PENNY, WE'VE

SEEN MEASURES TO TRY TO

DEFUND THE PRESIDENT'S

HEALTH CARE PLAN, BUT SOME

SAY REPUBLICANS AREN'T DOING

ENOUGH TO FIGHT IT.

HAVE YOU SEEN ANY REAL

EFFORT?

WELL, THERE ARE EXACTLY

14 -- IN THE SENATE, I CAN

SPEAK SPECIFICALLY, THERE

ARE 14 SENATORS THAT HAVE

SIGNED A PLEDGE, IT'S ON A

WEBSITE CALLED "DON'T FUND

OBAMACARE DOT-COM."

BUT THE SENATE REPUBLICANS,

SPECIFICALLY, 14 HAVE SIGNED

IT, AND THERE ARE 11 WHO

HAVE REFUSED TO SIGN IT,

INCLUDING JOHN McCAIN,

ARIZONA, LINDSAY GRAHAM FROM

SOUTH CAROLINA, AND MITCH

McCONNELL, THE MINORITY

LEADER IN THE SENATE.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHERS

WHO, I GUESS, ARE UNDECIDED

ON THE PLEDGE.

BUT THEY'RE HOPING TO GET

THE NUMBERS IN THE SENATE OR

THE HOUSE.

IT WOULD BE 41 IN THE SENATE

AND 213, I THINK, IN THE

HOUSE, WHERE THEY COULD

ACTUALLY GET ENOUGH VOTES TO

STOP IT.

BUT, LIKE I SAID, THE

LEADERSHIP, OBVIOUSLY, ISN'T

STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE.

BUT THERE ARE THOSE IN THE

SENATE WHO ARE REALLY TRYING

TO GET THE PUBLIC TO CALL

CONGRESS AND TELL THEM WHAT

THEY THINK.

Wendy: PENNY, WILL

CONSERVATIVES MAKE ANY

PROGRESS BEFORE OCTOBER AND

HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENT

BEGINS?

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION.

THEY ACTUALLY ONLY HAVE,

COUNTING TODAY, EIGHT

LEGISLATIVE DAYS SCHEDULED

FOR THE CONTINUING

RESOLUTION THAT WOULD KEEP

THE GOVERNMENT OPERATING.

AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE ON THE

REPUBLICAN SIDE, SOME THAT

HAVEN'T EVEN SIGNED THE

PLEDGE HAVE SAID THEY WANT

TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT.

THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO

PROVIDE ANY MONEY FOR

OBAMACARE AS A WAY TO DELAY

IT.

Wendy: ALL RIGHT, PENNY

STAR, WE'LL HAVE TO LEAVE IT

THERE.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR

INSIGHTS.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

MARK?

Mark: COMING UP, HOW

ONE CITY IS USING GAY

MARRIAGE TO ATTRACT VISITORS

AND MAKE SOME MONEY.

Mark: A SPECIAL

LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS SET

TO TAKE PLACE IN HAWAII.

THE GOAL: TO PASS A BILL

LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE.

THE MEASURE SEEKS TO GRANT

SAME-SEX COUPLES THE SAME

RIGHTS AND BENEFITS AS

HETEROSEXUAL MARRIED

COUPLES.

IT INCLUDES RELIGIOUS

EXEMPTIONS AND OTHER

PROTECTIONS FOR FIRST

AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

HAWAII ALREADY ALLOWS

SAME-SEX CIVIL UNIONS.

IF THE BILL PASSES, IT WOULD

BECOME THE 14th STATE TO

LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE.

THE MAYOR OF MINNEAPOLIS,

MINNESOTA, IS HOPING TO MAKE

HIS CITY A DESTINATION SPOT

FOR GAY COUPLES IN THE

MIDWEST.

Wendy: HE HAS EVEN

UNVEILED A NEW AD CAMPAIGN.

THE MESSAGE "COME TO

MINNESOTA TO GET MARRIED."

EPHRAIM GRAHAM REPORTS.

Reporter: MINNESOTA

BEGAN RECOGNIZING GAY

MARRIAGE AUGUST 1st.

MINNEAPOLIS MAYOR ARCHIE

SAYS HIS STATE'S NEW STATUS

PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY,

ESPECIALLY SINCE GAY

MARRIAGE IS NOT RECOGNIZED

IN NEARBY STATES, LIKE

WISCONSIN.

THIS IS AN AMAZING

STATE.

WISCONSIN, RIGHT NOW, DOES

NOT HAVE ONE THING THAT WE

HAVE IN MINNESOTA, AND THAT

IS EQUAL RIGHTS.

Reporter: HE HAS THE

NEW AD CAMPAIGN PROMOTING

HIS CITY TO SAME-SEX

COUPLES.

SO FAR HE HAS BEEN IN

MADISON, WISCONSIN, AND

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, AND HE

HAS PLANS TO VISIT COLORADO

AS WELL.

BUT HIS PLAN IS FACING SOME

PUSHBACK BECAUSE SAME-SEX

MARRIAGE IS ILLEGAL IN

WISCONSIN.

COUPLES WHO LEAVE TO BE

MARRIED AND COME BACK COULD

FACE A $10,000 FINE AND NINE

MONTHS IN JAIL.

I THINK IT REALLY

HIGHLIGHTS HOW O OUR

GOVERNMENT'S HANDS ARE TIED

BY THE CONSTITUTIONAL BAN WE

HAVE.

THEY'RE LIMITED IN THE SCOPE

OF DECISIONS THEY COULD DO

TO RECOGNIZE SAME-SEX

COUPLES.

THAT LAW COULD COME INTO

PLAY IF COUPLES TRY TO FILE

THEIR STATE TAXES JOINTLY.

CONSERVATIVE GROUP

"WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION"

LED THE CAMPAIGN BACK IN

2006 THAT RESULTED IN AN

AMENDMENT TO THE STATE'S

CONSTITUTION, RECOGNIZING

MARRIAGE AS ONLY BETWEEN ONE

MAN AND ONE WOMAN.

IN RESPONSES TO THE MAYOR'S

NEW CAMPAIGN, THE GROUP'S

PRESIDENT SAID IN A

STATEMENT: "THE MAYOR OF

MINNEAPOLIS CAN COME HERE

AND DO WHATEVER HE CHOOSES,

JUST AS WE HAVE AMBASSADORS

GOING TO OTHER STATES TO TRY

TO WOO BUSINESS.

BUT OUR LAW WOULD NOT

RECOGNIZE ANY VALIDITY TO

THOSE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES

PERFORMED IN ANY OTHER

STATE."

EPHRAIM GRAHAM, CBN NEWS.

Wendy: UP NEXT, HOW

DESWEETENING YOUR DIET COULD

HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR

BANK ACCOUNT.

Wendy: WELL, A GROWING

NUMBER OF KIDS ARE NOW

CONSIDERED SEVERELY OBESE.

ABOUT 5% OF 2 TO

19-YEAR-OLDS HAVE EARNED

THAT LABEL.

ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN

HEART ASSOCIATION, THAT'S

NEARLY FOUR MILLION KIDS.

BEING SEVERELY OBESE RAISES

THE RISK OF TYPE 2 DIABETES,

HEART DISEASE, AND OTHER

WEIGHT-RELATED PROBLEMS.

AND IT MAKES IT HARDER TO

LOSE WEIGHT THROUGH

TRADITIONAL METHODS, SUCH AS

DIET AND EXERCISE.

HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMEND

STARTING EARLY BY LIMITING

FAST FOOD AND SUGARY DRINKS

AND INCREASING EXERCISE

BEFORE THE PROBLEM BECOMES

SO SEVERE.

OBESITY IN AMERICA IS

BECOMING A COSTLY EPIDEMIC

TO THE BODY AND THE WALLET.

Mark: IT COSTS AN OBESE

PERSON ALMOST $3,000 MORE

PER YEAR ON MEDICAL COSTS

THAN A REGULAR WEIGHT

PERSON.

AS LORI JOHNSON TELLS US,

MUCH OF THIS COULD BE

AVOIDED IF WE WOULD

DE-SWEETEN OUR DIET.

Reporter: AMERICANS

LIVE THE SWEET LIFE.

OUR DIET CONTAINS ENORMOUS

AMOUNTS OF SUGAR, AND OFTEN

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IT.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S HIDDEN

IN PLACES YOU WOULD NEVER

SUSPECT.

IT'S ADDED TO EVERYTHING

FROM SALAD DRESSING TO

PEANUT BUTTER, EVEN BREAD.

IN THE YEAR 1800, THE

AVERAGE AMERICAN CONSUMED

ABOUT 18 POUNDS OF SUGAR THE

ENTIRE YEAR.

IN 1900, IT JUMPED TO

90 POUNDS.

TODAY MOST OF US CONSUME

156 POUNDS A YEAR.

CARDIOLOGIST STEVEN SINATRA

SAYS ALL OF THIS SUGAR

CAUSES THE INSULIN IN OUR

BODIES TO GO HAYWIRE, OFTEN

LEADING TO HEART DISEASE,

AMERICA'S NUMBER ONE

KILLER.

SUGAR DOES DAMAGE TO THE

BODY.

IT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR

FACTOR FACTORS FOR THE

INSULIN RESISTANT PROBLEM

WE'VE SEEN OVER THE YEARS.

Reporter: AND NOT ONLY

HAS THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR

CHANGED, SO HAS THE TYPE OF

SUGAR.

MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT TYPES

OF SUGARS FLOOD OUR FOOD

SUPPLY, BUT THE GRANDDADDY

OF THEM ALL IS HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP.

IT IS IN EVERYTHING YOU

GET.

YOU KNOW THE SOUPS YOU GET

IN RESTAURANTS, AND THE

CRACKERS -- IT'S IN THE

CRACK CERG CRACKERS AND

KETCHUP.

Reporter: SINATRA JOINS

A NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS

WARNING THAT HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP IS EVEN WORSE

THAN TABLE SUGAR.

WELL, IT IS FOREIGN TO

THE BODY.

Reporter: HE SAYS OUR

BODIES METABOLIZE H.F.C.F.

DIFFERENTLY THAN OTHER

SUGARS, WHICH OVER TIME CAN

POISON THE LIVER.

I REALLY WORRY ABOUT HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP.

IT IS BECOMING PART OF OUR

CULTURE AND IT SHOULDN'T

BE.

Reporter: DR. DANA

FLAVIN AGREES.

SHE SAYS HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP DISABLES OR BRAIN'S

OFF SWITCH SO WE ALWAYS WANT

MORE.

WHEN YOU HAVE HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP AND

YOU'RE CONSUMING IT FOR

SEVERAL DAYS, YOU START TO

GET A WHOLE CHANGE IN WHAT

THEY CALL LEPTINS AND

GRELINS, AND THOSE ARE

REGULATORS OF APPETITE.

AND YOU'RE WONDERING WHY

YOU'RE STILL HUNGRY AND YOUR

BODY ISN'T SAYING I'M FULL,

BECAUSE OF THE CHANGE IN THE

LEPTINS AND GRELINS.

WE KNOW IT REALLY ALTERS

SACIATION.

SO YOU EAT AND DRINK MORE.

Reporter: HIGH FRUCTOSE

CORN SYRUP MANUFACTURERS

OBJECT AND SAY THEIR PRODUCT

IS NO WORSE THAN TABLE

SUGAR.

THEY HOPE TO IMPROVE THEIR

PRODUCT'S IMAGE AND CHANGE

ITS NAME TO CORN SUGAR.

WHETHER IT IS CORN SUGAR

OR CANE SUGAR, YOUR BODY

CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE.

SUGAR IS SUGAR.

B DR. ALREADY FRANK IS

THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM.

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

IS EVERY BIT AS BAD FOR THE

DIET AS TABLE SUGAR.

IT IS EVERY BIT AS BAD, BUT

IT IS NOT WORSE.

IT IS THE EQUIVALENT OF.

IT IS NOT A GOOD FOODMENT IT

IS NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD

WANT TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO

EAT, BUT IT SERVES AN

IMPORTANT PURPOSE IN THE

AMERICAN DIET BECAUSE IT IS

A SWEETENER.

Reporter: THE AMERICAN

MEDICAL ASSOCIATION APPEARS

TO AGREE, STATING "IT'S

UNLIKELY THAT H.F.C.F.

CONTRIBUTES MORE TO OBESITY

THAN TABLE SUGAR."

ON THE OTHER HAND, PRINCETON

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT LAB

RATS WITH ACCESS TO HIGH

FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP GAINED

SPECIFICALLY MORE WEIGHT

THAN THOSE WITH ACCESS TO

TABLE SUGAR, EVEN THOUGH

BOTH GROUPS TOOK IN THE SAME

NUMBER OF CALORIES.

THEIR CONCLUSION: SOME

PEOPLE HAVE CLAIMED THAT

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP IS

NO DIFFERENT THAN OTHER

SWEETENERS WHEN IT COMES TO

WEIGHT GAIN AND OBESITY, BUT

OUR RESULTS MAKE IT CLEAR

THAT THIS JUST ISN'T TRUE.

SO WHILE THERE IS NO

DEFINITIVE ANSWER ABOUT THE

VALUE OF HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN

SYRUP VERSUS OTHER

SWEETENERS, ONE THING IS

CERTAIN: REGARDLESS OF THE

TYPE OF SUGAR, WE'RE

CONSUMING TOO MUCH OF IT.

MOST OF US EAT 22 TEASPOONS

OF ADDED SUGAR A DAY.

THE AMERICAN HEART

ASSOCIATION RECOMMENDS ONLY

SIX TEASPOONS A DAY FOR

WOMEN AND NINE FOR MEN.

HOW MUCH IS THAT?

JUST ONE 12-OUNCE SOFT DRINK

CONTAINS ABOUT NINE

TEASPOONS OF SUGAR.

A GOOD RULE OF THUMB WOULD

BE TO CHECK A PRODUCT'S

LISTED INGREDIENTS.

IF A SUGAR IS ONE OF THE

FIRST THREE INGREDIENTS, PUT

IT BACK.

AND REMEMBER ALL SUGARS ARE

HIGH IN CALORIES, SO EVEN

HEALTHY ONES LIKE HONEY

SHOULD BE CONSUMED IN SMALL

AMOUNTS.

LORI JOHNSON, CBN NEWS.

Mark: UP NEXT, HOW ONE

MAN IS USING THIS LOTTERY

WINNINGS TO KEEP HIS WIFE'S

DREAM ALIVE AFTER SHE'S

GONE.

*

Wendy: WELL, WHAT WOULD

YOU DO IF YOU WON THE

LOTTERY?

Mark: ONE ILLINOIS MAN

PLANS TO USE HIS WINNINGS TO

FUND THE DREAMS OF HIS LATE

WIFE.

WHEN BOB BITNER TOLD HIS

DAUGHTER HE WON $4 MILLION,

SHE THOUGHT HE WAS JOKING

BECAUSE A FEW YEARS AGO, HE

WON $100,000.

HIS WIFE, GAIL, PASSED AWAY

SOON AFTER THE FIRST WIN.

HE USED THE MONEY TO PAY HER

MEDICAL BILLS.

HE WORRIED HE WOULD HAVE TO

CLOSE THE ICE CREAM STORE

THEY OPENED TOGETHER.

THE KIDS ARE FANTASTIC.

IT WAS A SIMPLE PRAYER

REQUEST THAT GOD WOULD

PROVIDE THE MEANS HE COULD

RETIRE.

THE ICE CREAM SHOP IS

HERE FOREVER NOW.

Mark: BOB HASN'T USED

HIS WINNINGS TO BUY ANYTHING

EXTRAORDINARY.

HE WAS JUST ABLE TO RETIRE

AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS

FAMILY AT THE SHOP.

Wendy: AND THE MONEY

CAME JUST IN TIME TO PAY THE

MEDICAL BILLS FOR HIS WIFE

AND THEN IN TIME TO KEEP THE

ICE CREAM SHOP OPEN.

Mark: AND NOW HE CAN

SPEND MORE TIME WITH HIS

FAMILY.

Wendy: GOD LOVES ICE

CREAM.

Mark: WE'RE NOT

ADVOCATING PLAYING THE

LOTTERY OR ANYTHING.

Wendy: NO.

GOOD NIGHT.

Mark: GOOD NIGHT.

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