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Is corn syrup getting a bum rap?

High-fructose corn syrup ad campaign
High-fructose corn syrup ad campaign
Center for Consumer Freedom

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A $1-million ad campaign claims that high-fructose corn syrup is no more responsible than sugar for the obesity epidemic. Indeed, many nutritionists say that there is no difference between corn syrup and sugar, and that they are equally bad in excessive amounts. But critics argue that corn syrup's low production cost and ubiquity in products makes it a bigger contributor to obesity. David Lazarus hears the arguments in the corn syrup debate.


J. Justin Wilson, senior research analyst at the Center for Consumer Freedom

Dr. Francine Kaufman, Director of the Comprehensive Childhood Diabetes Center and Head of the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Children's Hospital LA

Dr. Anthony Heaney, Associate Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA