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Submission + - HFCS Rat Study Does Not Say What You Think It Says (

Funkymoses writes: There was a recent hubbub about a Princeton study that purported to show that rats fed high fructose corn syrup gained more weight than rats provided a similar diet that substituted table sugar. That study turns out to be riddled with errors in scientific method. The only statistically significant finding was a group of rats provided 12-hour access to HFCS along with regular chow got fatter than a group of rats given only chow. Rats given 12-hour access to sucrose actually gained more weight than rats given 24-hour access to HFCS in a study that claims "there was no overall difference in total caloric intake (sugar plus chow) among the sucrose group and two HFCS groups." There was no 24 hour sucrose group. Meanwhile, females given access to 12 hours of HFCS actually lost weight compared to chow-only and 12-hour sucrose groups.

Even longtime critics of the food industry like Marion Nestle find the study unconvincing; the findings are misleading and has been fraudulently presented by the media. It does not show anything approximating what it has been purported to show.

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HFCS Rat Study Does Not Say What You Think It Says

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