Another study shows high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not at all the same as sugar.

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Researchers at Princeton University’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute have found that rats gained much more weight on a diet that included HFCS than they did when they ate the same amount of sugar, and the caloric intake was the same. Additionally, the researchers report that the animals that ate the HFCS had abnormal increases in body fat, especially in the abdomen, and a rise in the blood fat called triglycerides.
When HFCS was first introduced into the food supply about l5% of Americans were obese; today that number has more than doubled. The research was published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior.”When rats are drinking high-fructose corn syrup at levels well below those in soda pop, they’re becoming obese — every single one, across the board,” reports Princeton professor, Bart Hoebel, “Even when rats are fed a high-fat diet, you don’t see this; they don’t all gain extra weight.”

Many factory-food school lunches are a blend of huge amounts of HFCS, MSG, genetically-modified soy, and sodium.

You can see the full text of the study here.

The animals gained 48% more weight on the HFCS regimen than those eating a normal diet.