High Fructose Corn Syrup: Does it Deserve the Bad Rap?
- Topic Info:
Controversy exists about whether or not the body handles high fructose corn syrup differently than table sugar.
We already know that too much sugar can contribute towards unwanted calories that can lead to health problems, including weight gain, type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Is the evidence insufficient to say that high fructose corn syrup is worse for you than other sweeteners?
Registered dietitian and nutrition scientist, Dr. Tricia Psota, explains both sides to the controversy, and how to get the obvious and not so obvious sugars and sweeteners out of your diet.
- Organization:American Society for Nutrition
- Guest Website:National Center for Weight and Wellness
- Host: Melanie Cole, MS