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Is Corn Syrup Behind the Rise in Type 2?

High-fructose corn syrup may be a factor behind the rise in type 2 diabetes, according to a study of data from 43 countries. The proportion of people with diabetes was 20 percent higher in countries with the greatest consumption of high-fructose corn syrup than in those with the least. There wasn’t a significant difference in body mass index (a ratio of weight to height), total sugar intake, or total calories consumed among the countries, leading researchers to suggest that high-fructose corn syrup in particular is linked to type 2 diabetes. However, this study does not prove that consuming the sweetener causes type 2.
Source: Global Public Health, published online Nov. 27, 2012



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