It has been hard to miss the reports lately that blame High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for many of our gluttonous ways. I have been swept up in the trend towards avoiding the ills of HFCS. It turns out that as with many fads this may all be a lot of whoop-la over a poor reading of science. The trouble is that High Fructose Corn Syrup isn't really much different from table sugar in it's fructose-glucose ratio. It does have a higher ratio of fructose to glucose than other forms of corn syrup and fructose has been found to have some undesirable health effects but there is a major leap to go from some of those effects to blaming HFCS for the obesity epidemic.
by Joshua Brauer on March 11, 2007