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A sweet problem...

Written by Thomas on Thursday, 02 September 2010. Posted in Opas Blog, Good to know

A sweet problem...

Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain

When male rats were given water sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup in addition to a standard diet of rat chow, the animals gained much more weight than male rats that received water sweetened with table sugar, or sucrose, along with the standard diet.

The concentration of sugar in the sucrose solution was the same as is found in some commercial soft drinks, while the high-fructose corn syrup solution was half as concentrated as most sodas, including the orange soft drink shown here.

Read about this study and a study about sucrose can be addictive.

Image: Princeton University, Office of Communications, Denise Applewhite

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