Anyone know of any unbiased studies on High-fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)?
I am trying to stay away from any HFCS, Aspartame, and any other un-natural sugar substitute. I am wondering if there is any scientific proof of any ill effects to health? I'm not talking about just correlations between HFCS and obesity, because sugar makes people obese too.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
High-fructose corn syrup is a common sweetener and preservative. High-fructose corn syrup is made by changing the sugar (glucose) in cornstarch to fructose — another form of sugar. The end product is a combination of fructose and glucose. Because it extends the shelf life of processed foods and is cheaper than sugar, high-fructose corn syrup has become a popular ingredient in many sodas, fruit-flavored drinks and other processed foods.
So far, research has yielded conflicting results about the effects of high-fructose corn syrup. For example, various early studies showed an association between increased consumption of sweetened beverages (many of which contained high-fructose corn syrup) and obesity. But recent research — some of which is supported by the beverage industry — suggests that high-fructose corn syrup isn't intrinsically less healthy than other sweeteners, nor is it the root cause of obesity.
While research continues, moderation remains important. Many beverages and other processed foods made with high-fructose corn syrup and other sweeteners are high in calories and low in nutritional value. Regularly including these products in your diet has the potential to promote obesity — which, in turn, promotes conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease.
- 5 years ago
Sorry, but there is no evidence that high fructose corn syrup is toxic. The next domestic issue battle will be over the stupidity of liberals, especially basing a question on a study of ****9***** people.
- 1 decade ago