Straight Talk About High-fructose Corn Syrup: What It Is And What It Ain't1,2,3,4

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    CONCLUSIONS

    The hypothesis that HFCS is a unique cause of obesity is not supportable in the United States or elsewhere, and the reasons are clear:

    HFCS has the same sugars composition as other “benign” fructose-glucose sweeteners such as sucrose, honey, and fruit juice concentrates and dietary sources such as fruits and juices;

    Increased caloric intake since 1970 was not due to added sugars (including HFCS) but rather was due to increased consumption of all caloric nutrients, especially fats and flour and cereals;

    HFCS is consumed in equal amounts with sucrose in the United States, but at <10% of the amount of sucrose worldwide;

    Fructose-glucose sweeteners are metabolized through the same pathways regardless of dietary source;

    Although pure fructose can cause metabolic upsets at high concentrations and in the absence of glucose, such experiments are irrelevant for HFCS, which is not consumed at extreme high levels and contains both fructose and glucose;

    There is no longer an association between HFCS and obesity in the United States: per capita consumption of HFCS has declined in recent years, whereas obesity rates continue to rise; and

    There is absolutely no association between HFCS use and worldwide obesity; HFCS is really a minor sweetener in the global perspective.
     
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