How did sugars become the focus of so much attention?

The frenzy about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) and added sugars began after a 2004 commentary published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition presented the hypothesis that HFCS plays a unique role in obesity. Sweetener expert, John S. White, Ph.D., explains that this hypothesis was flawed and that current data shows an inverse relationship between HFCS and obesity.

Dr. White is a nutritional biochemist with a specialty in caloric sweeteners, a specialty acquired through nearly 30 years of research into the manufacture, use, biochemistry and nutrition of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, honey, fruit juice concentrates and agave nectar.

This video is one segment of a presentation that Dr. White gave during the 2011 American Dietetic Association Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo called, “Are Sugars Toxic: What’s Wrong with the Current Research?”

View the full presentation and Dr. White’s biography at

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