True effects of high fructose corn syrup

Barbara Moore, PhD President of Shape Up America!, shares advice for parents on how kids are truly affected by high fructose corn syrup
The True Effects Of High Fructose Corn Syrup On Kids
KidsInTheHouse the Ultimate Parenting Resource
Kids in the House Tour

True effects of high fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup in the media of great deal these days because sodas are formulated with high fructose corn sweetener and everybody is worried about fructose that actually table sugar sucrose is 50% fructose and high fructose corn sweetener can vary between 45% and 55% fructose. They are really quite equivalent in terms of the effect that they have and what studies show, it’s the dose that counts. You can have a little sugar and that’s okay, but if you have a lot of sugar esp. on a daily basis, that causes a problem esp. on the liver. There is evidence that too much sugar is associated with the development of a fatty liver disease, how does this happened? Take a look at a 12 ounce can and of soda, it has 150 calories in it that is 10 teaspoons of sugar, if you don’t know what that looks like, take the sugar bowl and the teaspoon and lay all 10 tsp into a clear glass and look at how much sugar that is and remember that’s just one can of soda. Many children drink 2 and 3 cans of soda in a day, that’s the important thing to keep in mind, is that soda which is nutrionally worthless and which represents nothing but extra calories that kids don’t need esp. if they live a sedentary lifestyle, sitting in front of the TV too much. That’s really what the problem is, soda and sugars of all types, look at your products, cereals, children cereals, all sort of products is formulated with all kinds of sugar and that’s we’re getting exposure to too much sugar

Barbara Moore, PhD President of Shape Up America!, shares advice for parents on how kids are truly affected by high fructose corn syrup


Expert Bio

More from Expert

Barbara J. Moore, PhD

President, Shape Up America!

Barbara J. Moore, PhD is president and CEO of Shape Up America!, a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop. The mission of SUA is to raise awareness of obesity as a health issue through its award-winning website,  and other communication channels.  Considered a leading authority on obesity in the United States, Dr. Moore served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention of Obesity in Children in Youth, which produced the landmark 2005 report Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance. Moore received her PhD in nutritional science from Columbia University. Her postdoctoral training in nutrition and physiology was at the University of California at Davis. She held an academic position at Rutgers University and also served in industry as General Manager of Program Development at Weight Watchers International.  She held several federal government positions at the White House and the National Institutes of Health before joining Shape Up America! in 1995. She holds a BA from Skidmore College and an MS in nutrition from Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition. 

More Parenting Videos from Barbara J. Moore, PhD >
Enter your email to
download & subscribe
to our newsletter