(Posted Wed. Feb 13th, 2013)
Feb. 13: A new study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism adds to an already well-established body of science that high fructose corn syrup and table sugar are metabolically equivalent. Presenting compelling data, the study found that the consumption of both high fructose corn syrup and sucrose (table sugar) at levels consistent with average daily consumption do not increase liver fat in humans.“This study, like so many others, adds to the body of scientific evidence supporting the safety of high fructose corn syrup when consumed in moderation, just like any sugar,” said National Corn Growers Association President Pam Johnson. “Our organization continuously pushes for the public dissemination of real information about the crops that we grow and the products they make and for a science-based approach to regulatory efforts. In the case of HFCS, the truth is apparent. Sugar is sugar, whether it comes from corn, cane or beet.”This finding is...