High Fructose Corn Syrup No Worse Than "Real" Sugar, Study Says

Study published in the Nutrition Journal


High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a fructose-glucose mix that's a little more stably and economically used in food production than traditional table sugar (sucrose). When everyone in the United States started getting fat, there was a temporal correlation with our use of HFCS (among many other things), and we worried that the relationship was causal. Though current evidence suggests that the form in which we ingest added sugar is vasty less important than the quantity we ingest, the metabolic effects of HFCS on the body are still believed by some to be worse than traditional sugar.


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  1. Duh.

    The End

  2. I care less about the chemical comparisons or the alleged cause and effect of HFCS and obesity than I do about the inferiority(taste-wise) of HFCS as a sweetener. You also have to watch for recent claims of “real sugar” in various products, because if they don’t specifically say “cane” sugar, it’s probably beet sugar – also inferior. I also believe the claims that sugar makes you feel full sooner than comparable amounts of HFCS. I feel full after a 12oz Mexican soda (they still use cane sugar and it tastes awesome) but not so much after a 20oz American soda. Try a Mexican Pepsi (cane sugar), a regular American Pepsi (HFCS) and a “Throwback” Pepsi with “real sugar” (beet sugar)if you think I’m making this up…

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