July 4, 2013

Podcast: High Fructose Corn Syrup not to blame for obesity

In this podcast, Steve Nelson, farmer from Schuyler, Nebraska and Nebraska Corn Growers Association member, addresses issues and common misconceptions of high fructose corn syrup.

High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been unfairly and erroneously singled out as the sole contributor to the rise in obesity and diabetes in the United States. In fact, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that HFCS is uniquely responsible for either condition.

There are a number of factors involved in this health crisis—and no single food ingredient is responsible. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that obesity and diabetes rates have climbed steadily since the year 2000—even as per capita consumption of high fructose corn syrup has declined steadily for 12 years.

So clearly, HCFS is not the problem. The problem is bigger than any one food ingredient. It's really about lifestyle and choice.

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