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High-fructose corn syrup: everything you wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.
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PMID:  19064535     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The annual American Society for Nutrition Public Information Committee symposium for 2007 titled "High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS): Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask" served as a platform to address the controversy surrounding HFCS. Speakers from academia and industry came together to provide up-to-date information on this food ingredient. The proceedings from the symposium covered 1) considerable background on what HFCS is and why it is used as a food ingredient, 2) the contribution HFCS makes to consumers' diets, and 3) the latest research on the metabolic effects of HFCS. The data presented indicated that HFCS is very similar to sucrose, being about 55% fructose and 45% glucose, and thus, not surprisingly, few metabolic differences were found comparing HFCS and sucrose. That said, HFCS does contribute to added sugars and calories, and those concerned with managing their weight should be concerned about calories from beverages and other foods, regardless of HFCS content.
Victor Fulgoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Introductory Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1938-3207     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-09     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  2009-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1715S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Nutrition Impact, LLC, Battle Creek, MI 49014, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake / physiology*
Fructose / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects*,  metabolism
Obesity / chemically induced*,  epidemiology
Sweetening Agents / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Sweetening Agents; 30237-26-4/Fructose

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