Navigation Links
Landmark NBC News Nutrition Report: 'There Is Indeed Little Difference Between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Table Sugar'

Harvard Obesity Researcher: High fructose corn syrup 'misunderstood'

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams ran a report, "The sweet truth about high fructose corn syrup," by Chief Science Correspondent Robert Bazell. In the report, Mr. Bazell noted, "Top nutrition scientists say there is indeed little difference between the two products." (

In commenting on the NBC story, Audrae Erickson, president, Corn Refiners Association concluded, "This NBC Nightly News story sheds the light of day on an important health and nutrition matter for American consumers. There is no nutritional difference between high fructose corn syrup and sugar. A sugar is a sugar. It is the calories that count."

David S. Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, stated in the NBC report, "High fructose corn syrup is one of the most misunderstood products in the food supply."

"NBC got the facts right. Americans save millions of dollars every year because corn-based sweeteners are more economical to produce, while providing superior functionality in foods. In this economy, every little bit helps," reaffirmed Erickson.

In 2008, the American Medical Association said, "After studying current research, the American Medical Association concluded that high fructose syrup does not appear to contribute more to obesity than other caloric sweeteners..." (American Medical Association. June 17, 2008. Press Release: AMA finds high fructose syrup unlikely to be more harmful to health than other caloric sweeteners

Additionally, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) concluded that "No persuasive evidence supports the claim that high fructose corn syrup is a unique contributor to obesity."

(Hot Topics, "High Fructose Corn Syrup." December 2008.

For more information, please visit

CRA is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.

SOURCE Corn Refiners Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Document Security Systems (Amex: DMC) Invites You to a Landmark Event
2. Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
3. Pathway to cell death redefined in landmark study
4. Pathway to cell death redefined in landmark study
5. UCLA to lead local study center in landmark government study of child health
6. Landmark Report: Excess Body Fat Causes Cancer
7. In Landmark Phase III Head-to-Head Study, Prasugrel Statistically Superior to Clopidogrel in Reducing Risk of Heart Attack
8. Landmark trial to evaluate cardioprotective properties of insulin
9. Safeway Inc. and the Prostate Cancer Foundation to Fund Landmark Prostate Cancer Research Collaboration
10. Yale launches landmark VIRGO study of young women with heart disease
11. Hospital Launches Landmark Project in Emergency Medicine
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 ... ... clean water accessible for all, Water For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together ... on clean water by empowering women as key stakeholders in the process. The ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Cokato, MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve on several models of traditional and far-infrared saunas. ... . Nordic Spruce is the most traditional Finnish sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help improve the bather experience ... and personality. From basic styles for the purist looking for simplicity in design ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public R&D ... Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs and ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... , ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating half of its earnings ... partnership between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert pledging a portion of ... was founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health organization whose mission is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/27/2015)... NEW YORK , November 27, 2015 ... health system is set to go online. The potential ... and processes is vast and far from fully exploited ... access to patient health records, either via mobile tablet ... ) --> ) ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... --> Medical ... response system (PERS) market is ... 5 years with APAC being ... to see a high CAGR ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... --> --> Juntendo University Hospital ... weighting of MRI for patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) ... with SyntheticMR in order to use SyMRI in clinical research ... generate multiple contrast images from a single scan and adjust ... it possible to both fine tune images and recreate additional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: