Food and Drug Administration the authorization to use the name "Corn Sugar" instead, on food labels.
Here is a fact: The American Medical Association says our bodies process high-fructose corn syrup just as they process cane sugar. In other words, the-maybe-soon-to-be-called "corn syrup", which is widely used in processed food, is not to blame for a weight intake or obesity. Because it hasn't been scientifically proven otherwise.
Princeton University research, introduced in an article written by Hilary Parker claims otherwise: High-fructose corn syrup prompt considerably more weight gain. True or False?
Then why change the name?
Because regardless high-fructose corn syrup is singled out by some health-conscious persons. Not dietitians, but still people who just don't want it in the food they consume. HFCS is said to sound "too scientific," not natural enough... Would calling it "corn syrup" really make a difference in that case in people's minds? I am not sure. I actually doubt it would.
If you'd like to read more about it, check the following articles:
- Sun Sentinel Article: Corn Syrup or Corn Sugar, by David Martosko
- Princeton University ariticle: A Sweet Problem, by Hilary Parker
- An interesting blog dedicated to high-fructose corn syrup (though not updated regularly): High Fructose Makes You Fat.
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