A new study tries to show some adverse impact on mortality from high-fructose corn syrup. But: a) It s a mouse study; b) the alleged effect was only seen in female mice; c) HFCS has been declared safe by science-based consensus, including ACSH s peer-reviewed report.
To the Editor: Scientists and the public have reason to be excited about the technique developed by Dr. Robert A. Weinberg to induce malignant transformation in human cells (front page, July 29). Scientists induced such cancerous changes in rodents 15 years ago. The fact that it took so many years to accomplish this feat in humans illustrates how differently carcinogens affect rodents than humans.