Please give me scientifically supported facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup and its ill effects on health.I need as much information as possible about High Fructose Corn Syrup, backed up with some...

Please give me scientifically supported facts about High Fructose Corn Syrup and its ill effects on health.

I need as much information as possible about High Fructose Corn Syrup, backed up with some scholarly peer-edited articles from research institutions, universities,and similar government or independent research groups.  I have to prepare a 10-page research paper based on this information.  Please provide me with links containing citation in MLA format.  I will read it and prepare my paper.  Internet or general web site information cannot be provided as these sources are not accepted at my college.   My thesis is based on the detrimental factors of HFCS and public awareness of increasing Obesity and Diabetes, toxicity due to high level mercury content, etc.   Please help me ASAP as the paper is due immediately.

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marbar57 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I found many references for use in your research paper, and they're not Internet or web based.  Here's a possible list of sources you can try and many of these sources can be found in college or university libraries:

(White JS. 1992. Fructose syrup: production, properties and applications, in FW Schenck & RE Hebeda, eds, Starch Hydrolysis Products – Worldwide Technology, Production, and Applications. VCH Publishers, Inc. 177-200)

Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food, Andrew F. Smith, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 (page 258)

 (Bray, 2004 & U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, Sugar and Sweetener Yearbook series, Tables 50–52)

Hilary Parker (March 22, 2010). "A sweet problem: Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain"

Bocarsly ME, Powell ES, Avena NM, Hoebel BG (February 2010). "High-fructose corn syrup causes characteristics of obesity in rats: Increased body weight, body fat and triglyceride levels". Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior

Monsivais P et al. (2007). "Sugars and satiety: does the type of sweetener make a difference?". American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86 (1): 116–123

Medscape Today (2009-01-27). "Mercury in any form – either as water-soluble inorganic salt, a lipid-soluble organic mercury compound, or as metallic mercury- is an extremely potent neurological toxin."
"...it is currently impossible to establish a no adverse-effect-level for mercury in humans."

 Leblanc, W.; Eggleston, G.; Sammataro, D.; Cornett, C.; Dufault, R.; Deeby, T.; St Cyr, E. (13 July 2009). "Formation of hydroxymethylfurfural in domestic high-fructose corn syrup and its toxicity to the honey bee (Apis mellifera)". Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57 (16): 7369

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oxford University Press, 2006 (page 311)

I found the references at the bottom of an article on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_fructose_corn_syrup.  I hope that these references will be helpful to you and good luck!