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por Regina Fancy (2019-09-30)

Mexican and European Sodas Have no HFCS: One of FloraSpring Review the interesting side points made by many scientists is that pure cane sugar is used in Mexico and Europe. The incidence of obesity in these countries is approaching that in the US where HFCS is used almost exclusively. Most of the studies compared HFCS with pure fructose:HFSC is 50% fructose and 50% table sugar (white table sugar, which scientists call sucrose, is made from sugar cane or sugar beets and consists of 50% fructose and 50% glucose.)Recent studies show all sugars are the same. This year more than five scientific studies found no link between HFCS and obesity.Is High Fructose Corn Syrup the "Devil?"One paper was written by Barry Popkin, a co-author on the original 2004 paper, who said"It doesn't appear that when you consume high-fructose corn syrup, you have any different effect on appetite than if you consume any other sugar," he says. The kind of high-fructose syrup that sweetens almost all soft drinks in the USA is made from corn and consists of 55% fructose and 42% glucose, both of which are slightly different sugars. "People think high-fructose corn syrup is the devil and table sugar is natural," but that's not necessarily true, says Elizabeth Parks, a professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. "So far the research appears to show that sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup are not that different," Parks says. She believes there's some evidence that the way they are metabolized in the liver is different, but not in a significant way.