High-Fructose Corn Syrup and Sweetened Beverages

Posted: July 9, 2011 in Nutrition
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High Fructose Corn SyrupTopping the ingredient list of many processed foods and sweetened beverages, high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has garnered much attention for contributing to America’s obesity problem. Over the past several years, researchers have pointed to a parallel rise in HFCS consumption and obesity rates in the United States. Some people even avoid HFCS because they think it’s “evil.”

But are these worries really justified, or are they all hype? Jennie McCary, MS, RD, LD, wellness manager for the Albuquerque Public School District and IDEA contributing editor, reviews what the latest science says about HFCS.

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  1. […] Credit: It wasn’t attributed there, but I got the cool HFCS = Poison image from the Will Hayes Fitness website, about which I know absolutely nothing else). Posted in Homemaking, She Said […]

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