As the debate over childhood nutrition gains prominence in national discourse, scientists are weighing in with the truth about high fructose corn syrup through a new report, What School Officials and Parents Should Know about High Fructose Corn Syrup.
The document compiles opinions from respected academics and medical professionals on a variety of common concerns about the sweetener, including perceived links between its consumption and obesity, diabetes and attention deficit disorder. While the experts address a broad array of topics, one common theme becomes clear: Sugar is nutritionally and metabolically the same, whether it comes from corn, cane or beet.
"Like so many issues, the amount of media attention dedicated to sensationalized reports based in unsound science has created a cloud of confusion surrounding HFCS," said National Corn Growers Association Chairman Garry Niemeyer. "We are glad to see that resources such as Sweetener Studies are bringing clarity to consumers and provide those entrusted with our children's nutrition education with concise, credible information from experts."
Including information from pediatric nutritionists, food industry researchers and sports nutritionists, this brochure addresses confusion surrounding purported links between sugar and hyperactivity, HFCS and obesity and generalized questions on how to determine what a healthy, moderate diet really is. By thoroughly explaining the cause of confusion and the science behind the issue, these experts offer real answers that can help those looking to build a healthy, balanced diet plan for children.
To view the report in its entirety, click here.
In addition to this publication, Sweetener Studies offers a wide array of research and explanations about a broad-range of HFCS-related questions on its website. To explore this valuable resource, click here.