Study suggests high-fructose corn syrup linked to obesity

03/25/2004 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

A new study being published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says there is a "coincidental" but not "definitive" connection between the rise in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and obesity. Alison Krester, Director of Scientific and Nutrition Policy for the Grocery Manufacturers of America, said weight gain is linked to "how many calories we're eating against how many calories we're burning,'' not ingredients in specific foods, and the director of another consumer group says the report "draws erroneous conclusions."

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