Sweetener Diabetes Link
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again appears to be the motto of the tenacious authors of recurring study journals claiming that high fructose corn syrup is more harmful than equal amounts of sugar. The newest study to appear in the Global Public Health Journal strongly implies that HFCS causes diabetes, stating that countries using HFCS in their foods have higher diabetes rates than those that rely more on table sugar as a sweetener. When confronted by the Corn Refiners Association about making such erroneous allegations, the authors were quick to say they were not actually saying HFCS causes diabetes. Even the famous food dictator, Marion Nestle, criticized the study saying that she “thought it was a stretch to say that the study shows HFCS has anything special to do with diabetes”. She went on to explain that she feels “diabetes is a function of development” - that a society that walks less, drives more, and basically ingests more of everything, will undoubtedly suffer more diabetes. The truth about the use of HFCS versus table sugar and possible links to diabetes probably lies somewhere in the middle, but both sides of the great sweetener debate are so intent on not being pegged the “bad guy” that it has been lost in the shuffle.