Dr. Oz's recent column calling for readers to ditch products with high fructose corn syrup whips up a tornado of misinformation and drops a house on sound nutritional science. ("The YouDocs Tip of the Day: Sickening news about common sweetener," May 11.)
There are no differences in how the body metabolizes high fructose corn syrup vs. table sugar. This is a view widely held by nutritionists, the American Dietetic Association and the American Medical Association.
If we were to listen to The Great Oz, though, we'd be purging our pantries and throwing out everything from bread to yogurt. With nutritional advice that unreliable, it appears Dr. Oz needs to click his heels three times and head back to reality.