DLnWPBrownMy doctor actually told me he would rather I have real sugar then HFCS... he said the long term affects of it were no better than sugar. Besides, real sugar tastes so much better.
Out of the various anti-HFCS rumors, there appear to be two that have more backing than others. The first is that, at least in rats, it has been shown not to stimulate the mechanism by which the body tells the mind that it has eaten enough, which can lead to those who eat based on feel rather than intellectually watching what they eat to gain weight.
The second, which concerns me more, is that, once again in animal testing, as human testing has not yet been done, it appears that HFCS causes the release of insulin, but is not recognized by the cells as requiring insulin, possibly leading to insulin resistance syndrome (and certainly not making it any better). As a borderline diabetic, I choose not to take the chance.
Certainly, I have a problem with ANYTHING containing HFCS being labeled as "diet".