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High fructose corn syrup. A cheap alternative to sucrose as a food ingredient and sweetener often used in soft drinks (dependent on local subsidies and rules).

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Is HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) bad for you?

I can link to thousands of sources from all types of studies, but I don't know which one to believe. looks like a lobbyist site, but they link to third party studies, but ...
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High Fructose Corn Syrup vs Cane Sugar (aka Battle of the Bulge)

There are recent ads from the Corn Sugar industry telling us that 'sugar is sugar'. While I appreciate the "natural" sugar of fruit juices vs refined sugar question - and its answer does ...
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Is there high fructose corn syrup in almost every grocery product in America?

In the question How bitter is Robert Lustig's "Bitter Truth" about sugar?, one of the answers is claiming that there's High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in most American grocery products: ...
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How bitter is Robert Lustig's "Bitter Truth" about sugar?

A couple of months ago I watched the talk "Sugar: The Bitter Truth" by endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig on YouTube. The overall tone of the talk raised a couple of red flags; it sounded a little too ...
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