Princeton.edu: A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain.
“Some people have claimed that high-fructose corn syrup is no different than other sweeteners when it comes to weight gain and obesity, but our results make it clear that this just isn’t true, at least under the conditions of our tests,” said psychology professor Bart Hoebel, who specializes in the neuroscience of appetite, weight and sugar addiction. “When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board. Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don’t see this; they don’t all gain extra weight.”
Something that I’ve suspected for a while. I always try to avoid items
with High Fructose Corn Syrup. But, it’s hard to avoid.
Having said that, I don’t believe that High Fructose Corn Syrup should be blamed for everything. Simply replacing HFC’s with sugar doesn’t make things better. I believe that we need to move towards eating more natural foods.