Dr. Mercola has a fascinating article on the dangers of Agave syrup which I believe to be true based on my limited exposure to the product.
At the very end of the article, he says:
“If you have insulin issues, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or if you’re overweight, I suggest you avoid all sweeteners, including stevia, since any sweetener can decrease your insulin sensitivity.”
If you have time, read the article. If not, here’s my take: we are flooding our bodies with a lot of sugar. In response to our “addicted” sugar-cravings, manufacturers look for ways to increase the sweetness of their products. Just try looking over the labels of the packaged foods you buy.
A book by Dr. Sears explains in a technical way what is happening to your endocrine system when you overdose your body with sugar.