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Statement by the Corn Refiners Association on the recent University of Southern California Study On the Effects of Fructose and Glucose on Brain Activity

Dec 10, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – “The recent study by the University of Southern California claiming fructose consumption reduces satiety signals in the brain -- causing individuals to desire more calories than otherwise – fails to recognize how fructose is consumed in real world settings and provides very limited practical insight.

CRA Response to USC Study on Fructose Ratio in Beverages

Jun 4, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – Dr. Michael Goran has used improper methodology to arrive at demonstrably false conclusions about the amount of fructose in certain sweetened beverages. Again. Of the three methodologies employed in his study, none is a valid methodology for measuring sugars in beverages.

Corn Refiners Association Statement on World Health Organization Draft Guideline on Sugar Intake

Mar 5, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association applauds all efforts that seek to encourage consumers to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, including the practice of moderation in consuming sweeteners. However, we are concerned with the more extreme direction taken by the World Health Organization’s proposed recommendation on cutting added sugar consumption by half in that it is not based on credible scientific research.

CRA Statement on Proposed Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

Mar 4, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) appreciates that First Lady Michelle Obama and the Administration have taken the initiative to try to improve the Nutrition Facts Label for the benefit of consumers’ health.

Consumer Trends: Shoppers Motivated by Taste and Price

Feb 6, 2014 WASHINGTON (Corn Refiners Association) — Sweetener360, a new, custom research study completed in part by Nielsen and Mintel Consulting and commissioned by the Corn Refiners Association, revealed the thoughts and actions of six distinct consumer lifestyle segments and answered the following questions:

  • What are the top motivators for buying specific foods and beverages?

  • Do consumers who say they actively pursue a healthy lifestyle and avoid total sugars still buy sweetened products at the same rate as other segments?

  • Are consumers avoiding specific sweeteners, total sugars or calories?

CRA Statement on JAMA Internal Medicine Study

Feb 3, 2014 WASHINGTON, DC – “This study provides no evidence of causation between consuming added sugars and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality. In fact, this research is based on a limited observation of data that is close to a decade old. 

Corn Refiners Association Launches Online Campaign Highlighting Caloric Balance and Importance of Total Sugars, Not Type

Dec 4, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) today announced the launch of a national, online consumer engagement campaign. It features registered dietitians who promote a healthy lifestyle through caloric balance, including the total sugars in your diet, rather than focus on a specific type of sugar.

Citizens For Health Fails To Disclose Funding In Latest Smear Of HFCS

Dec 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Citizens for Health, or as one critic calls them, "Citizens for Sugar," is setting new standards for shamelessness in its flagrant, sugar-sponsored attacks on high fructose corn syrup, as evidenced in a press release today that hysterically compared HFCS to a totally unrelated food ingredient.

New Study: Fructose and Added Sugars Should Not be Singled Out in Obesity

Oct 30, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – The following may be attributed to the Corn Refiners Association regarding the study, "Food availability of glucose and fat, but not fructose, increased in the US between 1970 and 2009: analysis of the USDA food availability data system,” published in Nutrition Journal

Yet Another Study Proves the Nutritional Equivalence of HFCS and Sugar, and the Safety of Fructose Consumption

Sep 3, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – A new study published in Nutrition Research confirms what scientific data has demonstrated for years: Sugar and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are nutritionally equivalent. Furthermore, it shows that at normal levels of fructose consumption there are no adverse effects on energy regulating hormones, triglycerides or uric acid. 

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