Ditching high fructose corn syrup found in soda and cakes can combat obesity, fatty liver disease and diabetes in as little as eight days.
Researchers got 40 obese children to cut the sugar out of their diet completely.
In barely more than a week the results showed the participants had decreased cholesterol, blood pressure and liver fat levels.
High fructose corn syrup is found in 75 percent of packaged food and drinks largely because its cheaper and 20 percent sweeter than raw sugar.
The sweetener turns on pathways to convert the sugar into fat and store it instead of digesting the substance. The body can ditch the pounds once it's cut from the diet.