I have one major vice -- I like soda pop. In particular, I like coca-cola.
In my personal consumption, I've switched from the corn-syrup sweetened version to the sugar-sweetened version, and after doing that I've noticed that I've lost weight. Same consumption, "same" product.
So then I read a report from princeton university that points that that rats fed the same number of calories in the form of corn syrup gain more weight than sugar-fed rats. And the industry is trying to change the name of the product (High Fructose corn syrup) to something shorter (Corn Syrup)...
Our american culture has consumed a lot of sugar for the last 100 years, and we haven't had the obesity problems that we now have. It's only in the last 20-30 years that our weight has ballooned. And my opinion is that corn syrup is the major cause of that gain. It's inescapable if you each any sort of processed food.
Mind you, I have nothing against eating corn direct. I like corn.
23 hours ago