Response to UCLA Rat Study
You can see our response at http://www.sweetsurprise.com/press/response-ucla-rat-study.
It is also important to note that the UCLA news release was corrected to clarify that this study was on fructose, not high fructose corn syrup. With that said, you will see in our response that sweetener expert John S. White, Ph.D. notes that for the levels of fructose that were used in this study, “A consumer would have to eat 66 apples or drink 51 cans of soda per day to reach that level…”
There have also been third parties that have weighed in on the study:
“The implication in most of the articles covering this story was that High Fructose Corn Syrup was fingered in this study. They didn’t study HFCS, they studied fructose itself!”
James Cooper - Examiner.com - "Does Sugar Make You Stupid?"
"But my main grief with the press release and several subsequent reports, as well as quotes from the scientists themselves, is how they confuse readers by making a villain of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), especially its fructose moiety....these articles simply play into the already common misconception that HFCS as a sweetener is somehow uniquely dangerous to health. The scare tactics may bring more hits and interest from readers, but it's poor health reporting."
David DeSpain - Evolving Health - "Confusing Messages About Sugar Are Stupid"