Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet and Fattening by Any Other Name: High Fructose Corn Syrup

As we all know, high fructose corn syrup is a popular sweetener. I have noticed, over the past few years, that it was being singled out as a major contributor to the obesity epidemic. Without paying a lot of attention, I had my doubts about whether the source of dietary sugar mattered much. Now there are some studies that say it doesn't matter, and the corn people are trying to re-brand their product.

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  1. If your interested there are many studies that actually show HFC does not metabolize like natural sugar. It's long but good:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBnniua6-oM

    Short version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chXCvduiAbs&feature=related

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