High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has come under fire from a variety of sources as an unhealthy sweetener too frequently used in beverages and other food products. HFCS is low in cost and food manufacturers have found it easier to incorporate into their products, but it has been suggested that it is contributing to the obesity epidemic.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is a mixture of fructose and glucose, both components of common table sugar. The difference is in the ratio of the two in HFCS, which causes the body to respond differently. Researchers from Princeton have completed a study that attempts to prove the validity of the effects of HFCS on obesity. Initial findings look good, but industry professionals have been quick to point out the numerous flaws in the study and methodology employed.