No evidence that HFCS contributes more to obesity

by Jeff Gelski
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CHICAGO —- High-fructose corn syrup does not appear to contribute more to obesity than other caloric sweeteners, the American Medical Association concluded June 17 after studying research.

"At this time there is insufficient evidence to restrict the use of high-fructose syrup or label products that contain it with a warning," said Dr. William Dolan, M.D., A.M.A. board member. "We do recommend consumers limit the amount of all added caloric sweeteners to no more than 32 grams of sugar daily based on a 2,000 calorie diet in accordance with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans."

The A.M.A. called for further research on the health effects of HFCS and other sweeteners.

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