A new study called "Sugar: A Bittersweet History", presented by the Princeton University researchers, claims that high-fructose corn syrup is more nutritious than table sugar helping in weight gain, better. Elizabeth Abbott is the lead author of the study.
Although the study has been welcomed by Michael Pollan, "Food Rules" expert, yet a majority of food science experts and industry experience holders have condemned it. They are of the view that the study has pardoned cane sugar for adding the problem of obesity in a number of Americans.
"The debate about which one is better for you is a false debate, because neither of them is good for you", said Elizabeth.
One of the researchers, Miriam Bocarsly, has clarified that the study doesn’t find its basis on the effects of sugar on the body. Rather, it undertook an experiment wherein rats were put on a diet rich in high-fructose corn syrup for six months.
After six months, the rats were seen to have developed more belly fat with a rise in the level of circulating triglycerides.
Bocarsly further said that this study has been the first of its kind, wherein animals were fed with high-fructose corn syrup.