HFCS entered the American food supply in the 1970s and the rates of obesity began to rise about the same time. Consequently, many blame HFCS.
However, the calories in HFCS are no different from those in refined
white sugar. The makeup of HFCS (55 percent fructose and 45 percent
glucose) is close to that of white sugar (50 percent fructose and 50
percent glucose) and our bodies digest HFCS and sugar in very
similar ways. Nutritionally speaking, the two are virtually
Interesting Fact: Coca Cola produced in Mexico is still made with
sugar (as opposed to corn syrup in the US), and many people claim to
be able to taste the difference, but after numerous tests, results
vary widely in their conclusions.