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High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)


A sweetener derived from corn, commonly found in myriad consumer goods in the United States, including soft drinks, yogurt, salad dressing, and soup.

Example of High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS):

A study conducted by Princeton University shows that there is a correlation between consumption of high fructose corn syrups and obesity. An experiment by Princeton reveals that rats given corn syrup diets over a long period have developed metabolic syndromes compared to rats that were given regular table sugar diets.
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