Experts reject corn syrup obesity theory

“In the past decade, a number of research trials have demonstrated no short-term differences between high fructose corn syrup and sucrose in any metabolic parameter or health-related effect measured in human beings including blood glucose, insulin, leptin, ghrelin and appetite,” they wrote in a journal commentary.

Intake of corn syrup has dropped in the US in the past decade but obesity levels have not. And obesity remains high in places like Mexico and Australia where corn syrup is not used, said the authors,