Corn syrup may be more toxic than regular table sugar, according to a new study from the University of Utah. For the study the researchers tested toxicity levels of corn syrup by feeding it to groups of mice in a controlled environment.
They had previously used this method to test harmful effects of some medicines, social conditions like inbreeding and high glucose diets. They found that female mice eating a diet made up of 25 percent calories from corn syrup were twice as likely to die of any cause. Males on the same diet were more likely to lose terrain and less likely to breed.
"Our previous work and plenty of other studies have shown that added sugar in general is bad for your health. So first, reduce added sugar across the board. Then worry about the type of sugar, and decrease consumption of products with high-fructose corn syrup," the researchers explained.
These findings were, in fact, more severe than previous studies using table sugar.