What Is The Debate About High Fructose Corn Syrup And Weight Gain?

What Is The Debate About High Fructose Corn Syrup

What Causes Weight Gain?

Princeton University Research Department reported findings from a study concerning high fructose corn syrup and weight gain.

The study results strongly suggest that high fructose corn syrup may play a major role in America’s obesity epidemic.
Scientists compared HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) to regular table sugar to find if weight gain would be the same or different and the results were shocking!

 

The Scientists Used Three Groups of Rats

All three groups received the same amount of rat chow daily. In addition, one group of rats received plain water, a second group received a measured amount of table sugar in their water, and a third group received a measured amount of HFCS in their water.
The calorie intake was the same for the two groups of rats that received table sugar and HFCS.
Results
1. The plain water group had no weight gain.
2. The table sugar group had some weight gain.
3. The HFCS group experienced enormous weight gain, especially belly fat.

Plus the HFCS group experienced an unhealthy increase of triglycerides circulating within their blood.

What’s more alarming is:
The amount of HFCS given to the rats was well below the amount of HFCS commonly found in soda pop beverages.

In the name of profit approximately 40 years ago the food industry began replacing table sugar as a food sweetener additive with HFCS, because HFCS is far less expensive.

The reason HFCS is less expensive is mainly due to the corn industry receiving huge government subsidies, meaning the government gives free corporate money to the corn industry. Today we have an epidemic of obese people. Could HFCS be partly responsible? It sure looks that way, however additional testing will eventually provide that answer.

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Last But Not Least – It goes without saying that the corn industry is not happy with this study, and of course, sales of products containing HFCS dropped off. So the corn industry petitioned the government to change the name of high fructose corn syrup, to corn sugar, with the explanation of, “since these studies have been made public, sales have dropped, obviously the public is confused regarding the name.”

If you are concerned, simply start reading the ingredient labels when you go grocery shopping. You will be surprised to find that HFCS is added to a wide variety of foods & beverages including but not limited to; juices, soda pop, cereals, breads, yogurts, snack items, mayonnaise, ketchup, salad dressings & more.

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