High fructose corn syrup is in practically everything we eat these days, and doctors and health nuts have been waxing poetic about its dangers for years. Now, a new study from Yale University School of Medicine may finally prove them the right: fructose is making us fat.
Today an article in The Atlantic discusses "obesogens:" environmental contaminants that some researchers believe are making people fat. Obesogens? Great, another meaningless buzzword Americans can discuss at dinner parties instead of facing facts: eating too much and not exercising enough is what's making them fat.…
One minute you read that high fructose corn syrup is making America fat. The next, you see a commercial in which happy people laugh at anyone who'd be foolish enough to think that corn could be bad for you.
Before we start talking about the evils of high-fructose corn syrup, let's consider that it might just seem like it's bad for us because of its name. So let's just call it "corn sugar" instead and all will be well.