Research Roundup

May 2012 Issue

Research Roundup: May 2012

High fructose corn syrup and table sugar affect the body differently. Given growing concern that high fructose intake may lead to greater health risks like high blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes, researchers compared the effects of a 24-ounce beverage sweetened with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or sucrose (table sugar) among 40 adults. The HFCS-sweetened drink resulted in significantly higher levels of fructose circulating in the body and higher metabolic biomarkers, including blood pressure levels, than the sucrose-sweetened drink.

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