Facts About High Fructose Corn Syrup
2004: Connecting the dots.
In a landmark article, researchers suggest that HFCS could be fueling the nation’s obesity epidemic, since obesity rates soared after HFCS entered the food supply. (Years later, study co-author Barry Popkin of the University of North Carolina admits that singling out HFCS was unjustified—that all caloric sweeteners were the problem.)
The big picture. The American Dietetic Association issues a position statement on the use of sweeteners, saying that consumers can “safely enjoy a range of nutritive and nonnutritive sweeteners,” including HFCS, as long as they’re consuming an otherwise healthy diet.
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