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Monday
Sep202010

FROM THE FRONT | High Fructose Corn Syrup becomes Corn Sugar

WATCHING YOUR weight? You’ll have a new ingredient to look out for on ingredient lists then because High Fructose Corn Syrup is being re-named Corn Sugar.

Studies over the years claimed that HCFS was no worse than regular sugar (I don’t have the data on who funded those studies), but a recent (March 2010) Princeton University study linked consumption of HCFS to considerably higher weight gain than diets where the same amount of calories are consumed, but the subjects ate regular sugar instead.

Since 1970 there’s been a 1000% increase in the consumption of the stuff and in that same time, obesity has sky rocketed in the US. Causation or correlation? Not my place to say.

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Image credit: http://consumerist.com/2008/08/are-you-fighting-the-war-on-high-fructose-corn-syrup.html