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Be Well

High-fructose corn syrup fuels obesity in rats

By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / March 29, 2010

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Since the 1970s, Americans have been consuming more high-fructose corn syrup in their processed food and beverages as a cheaper alternative to sucrose, or ordinary sugar. Obesity also has been rising, prompting scientists to explore whether there is a connection between the two trends. Some have suggested that all sugars are to blame, but there have been few rigorous comparisons ... (Full article: 529 words)

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