We have been discussing this for a while. In North America corn syrup is very popular and in everything, little nearly everything. In Europe, sucrose was more popular and is not in everything too.
In North America we seem to develop a roll of belly fat, that people don’t seem to have to the same extent in Europe and I am sure (mine at least) is due to my increased intake of corn syrup.
Need to cut back…
All Sugars Aren’t the Same: Glucose Is Better, Study Says – TIME: “Think that all sugars are the same? They may all taste sweet to the tongue, but it turns out your body can tell the difference between glucose, fructose and sucrose, and that one of these sugars is worse for your health than the others.
In the first detailed analysis comparing how our systems respond to glucose (which is made when the body breaks down starches such as carbohydrates) and fructose, (the type of sugar found naturally in fruits), researchers at the University of California Davis report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation that consuming too much fructose can actually put you at greater risk of developing heart disease and diabetes than ingesting similar amounts of glucose. In the study, 32 overweight or obese men and women were randomly assigned to drink 25% of their daily energy requirements in either fructose- or glucose-sweetened drinks. The researchers took pains to eliminate as many intruding factors as possible by asking the volunteers to commit to a 12-week program; for the first and last two weeks of the study, each subject lived at UCD’s Clinical and Translational Science Center, where they underwent rigorous blood tests to determine their insulin and lipid levels, among other metabolic measures”