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What the Fruct Did You Just Say?!

Ok guys, so this one comes from a website called "foodmanufacturing.com", so we'll take for granted that there is serious bias... and then roast them for it.

Study Says HFCS Does Not Cause Obesity
October 12, 2010

"For years, high fructose corn syrup has been erroneously implicated as a prime suspect in the obesity epidemic. Inexact scientific reports and inaccurate media accounts have increased confusion about the sugar made from corn. New research proves otherwise.

A new study, presented on Saturday October 9, at the Obesity Society’s 28th Annual Scientific Meeting, further reinforces the facts about high fructose corn syrup. Results from the double-blind study revealed that fructose containing sweeteners (sugar, high fructose corn syrup) do not uniquely contribute to obesity when consumed as part of a healthy weight maintenance diet. The study also found that high fructose corn syrup no more contributes to caloric intake than table sugar (sucrose).

In the study, overweight or obese adults were placed on a 10-week eucaloric diet (an eucaloric diet provides your body with just the right number of calories necessary to maintain current body weight) which incorporated either high fructose corn syrup or sucrose-sweetened, low-fat milk. Participants’ consumption of low-fat milk accounted for between 10 to 20 percent of the daily allotted calories, representing typical levels of sweetener consumption. Study participants did not experience a change in body weight, percent of body fat, fat-mass, or percent of abdominal body fat. Additionally, there were no statistical differences between people given high fructose corn syrup and those given sucrose.

These results are meaningful for the food and beverage industry because they provide further scientific evidence that products containing high fructose corn syrup do not promote weight gain more than products containing sugar."

"New research proves otherwise" Oh yeah, Captain Self-Righteous Vindication? This study is a joke on numerous levels, but the worst offender is the assertion that subjects who consume a eucaloric diet will somehow be able to represent the teeming masses of obese people in the US who suffer from arthritis, inflammation, and diabetes... THESE PEOPLE DO NOT EAT A EUCALORIC DIET!!!  I'm going to ask the hard question "What happens when your test subjects consume HFCS just like everyone else [the average Joe Sikspak] in America?" They will never conduct this test, because the results would be vastly different. Besides, anyone intelligent enough to read the abstract of your study will already know that a single study 'proves' nothing, and even numerous studies would merely 'suggest a correlation' between this supposedly causative factor an the observed result. Junk science yields bogus results. And junk writing makes our kids fat AND stupid, thank you very much. Now go home and make a product that won't kill our quality of life!
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