From the New York Times:
In a small study, Texas researchers showed that the body converts fructose to body fat with “surprising speed,’’ said Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study, which appears in The Journal of Nutrition, shows how glucose and fructose, which are forms of sugar, are metabolized differently.
It is important to remember that High Fructose Corn Syrup is not 100% fructose. Depending on the product (there are several varieties of HFCS), it can be comprised with as much as 58% glucose, so your mileage may vary.
And of course the standard caveats apply… HFCS is only one variable out of many regarding obesity, you shouldn’t eat too much of any sugar, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.
Oh, and it still makes soda taste dull and lifeless.
As always, thanks to Jack at Fork & Bottle