In a recently published study, Princeton University researchers found that test subjects (rats) became obese by consuming high-fructose corn syrup – but not by consuming sucrose. The scientists are speculating that this is due to HFCS having sugar molecules that, due to their unique structures, are more readily absorbed and utilized by the body.
Per Dr. Bart Hoebel who conducted the study:
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.
Remember – not all sugars are created equal (Equal®?)…