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High Fructose Corn Syrup Can Cause More Weight Gain Than Sugar

High Fructose Corn Syrup Can Cause More Weight Gain Than Sugar
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Researchers at Princeton found that excessive consumption of high fructose corn syrup can lead to obesity.

Naresh Kumar
  • 24 march 2010

A Princeton research team has found that high fructose corn syrup can prompt considerably more weight gain than table sugar, even with the same intake of calories.

The research head of this experiment, Professor Bart Hoebel, explains:

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. 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.

The team said that their results lend credence to the theory that excessive consumption of beverages which contain high-fructose corn syrup may be an important factor in obesity.

Princeton: “Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain”

[via LifeHacker]

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