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HCFS information could be misleading

Posted: May 20, 2008 7:13 p.m.
Updated: July 21, 2008 5:02 a.m.
We commend Driftwood Dairy for reducing the calorie content of its line of flavored milks offered to students in Southern California public schools ("Chocolate milk now healthy for students," May 18).

Unfortunately, the information the company provided regarding high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) may mislead consumers.

HCFS, sugar and several fruit juices all contain the same simple sugars.

HFCS has the same number of calories as sugar and is handled similarly by the body. HFCS is not linked any more closely to obesity than sugar.

New research continues to confirm that HCFS is safe and no different from other common sweeteners like sugar and honey.

Consumers can see the latest research and learn more at


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