CPC Fellow Barry Popkin Comments on High Fructose Corn Syrup

Jun 8, 2006

Who knew corn could be so sweet? Who knew corn could be so controversial? ... "This is 5 to 10 percent of the calorie intake of every American," says Dr. Barry Popkin. "We really should be studying it more."

Dr. Popkin and other researchers have published studies noting that the increase in HFCS consumption has mirrored the country's rising tide of obesity and questioning whether fructose's effect on the body may be a factor.

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