For every scientific study showing one thing, there is at least one other study showing the opposite result.

Considering the onslaught of studies showing how harmful high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can be, it was only a matter of time before there was a study showing that HFCS is no worse than any other sweetener.

The study isn’t very interesting, so here are the key points I picked up:

  • A consensus is emerging that HFCS is indistinguishable from sucrose in its metabolic effects.
  • Many people are confusing pure fructose (fruit sugar) with high fructose corn syrup.
  • High fructose corn syrup contains the same sugar composition as other fructose/glucose-based sweeteners like sucrose (table sugar), honey, or fruit juice concentrates.
  • Per capita consumption of high fructose corn syrup has declined in the United States in recent years, but obesity rates continue to rise.
  • Excess consumption of any type of calories will contribute to weight gain.

twinkies are healthy

Eating too much will make you gain weight! Wow! Talk about breaking news. Can you believe it??

Good thing we have studies like this to set us straight. Now I know I can safely eat my Oreo cookies instead of choosing green tea with honey, since they’re the same thing…

However, I’m waiting on their next headline. Maybe something like “Study shows Twinkies no worse than Ho-Hos or Ding Dongs.”

Editor’s Note: I don’t actually recommend you eat Oreos or Twinkies, etc.

Want more info? Then read more about the study from the Corn Refiners Association, a totally unbiased third-party.

Editor’s Note 2: The more high fructose corn syrup is produced and consumed, the more money the Corn Refiners Association stands to make. So they are as biased as possible!

What a sham. It’s studies like these that make science look bad. I can’t even begin to tell you how bad this is, so I’ll direct you to some hilarious commentary at USA Today (in the comments section). LOL!

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