Study finds surprises in beverage sweeteners

10/27/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers who examined fructose, glucose and sucrose levels in 23 beverage varieties found high-fructose corn syrup often contained higher percentages than recommended of fructose. HFCS for sodas is supposed to contain no more than 55% fructose, but researchers found fructose levels as high as 65%, calling into question assertions that HFCS is nutritionally the same as sugar, according to this article.

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