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Monday, March 22, 2010

High fructose corn syrup prompts 'considerably more weight gain' according to Princeton researchers

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All that hoo-ha about high fructose corn syrup? Turns out much of it may be true. According to an article posted today on Princeton's website:

A Princeton University research team has demonstrated that all sweeteners are not equal when it comes to weight gain: Rats with access to high-fructose corn syrup gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.

This contradicts the PR push of the corn industry, particularly the "Sweet Surprise" campaign, which has been running TV and magazine advertising. Take a look at the "myth vs. reality" part of their website.

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