Saturday, January 28, 2023
Health / Well-Being / MedicineLinks of Interest

No kidding: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

In study findings that shouldn’t surprise a lot of people, Princeton University researchers have found that  rats eating high-fructose corn syrup “gained significantly more weight than those with access to table sugar, even when their overall caloric intake was the same.”

So the way I read this, not being a doctor or scientist, this study shows that if you ate 1000 calories of table sugar and 1000 calories of high-fructose corn syrup you will gain a LOT more weight with the high-fructose corn syrup.

Too bad more people won’t read this article and take it to heart.

Princeton University – A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find …

the authorK.B.


  • No surprises and once you start looking for it, I can’t believe how everything has it listed in the ingredients. Good luck finding a soda without it though!

  • So one way to start reversing the obesity problem would be to end the subsidies that artificially lower the price of corn and tariffs and import quotas that artificially raise the price of sugar (a defacto subsidy to American sugar cane growers). Or, just ignore it and let big agro-business continue to reap the benefits of lobbying money well spent.

    • Amen – but for some reason I seriously doubt it’s going to happen. Millions upon millions are going to these “farmers” who are corporations who buy millions and millions of dollars worth of chemicals and proprietary, genetically modified seeds from other corporations all of whom probably don’t even pay taxes in the US.

      Yeah, don’t see it happening.

  • My issue with HFCS has always been its taste. Drinks made with it have a weird taste and an even worse after-taste. Some companies are getting the idea though – both Newman’s Own and Snapple have stopped using it in their lemonade and are sweetening with real sugar.

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