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High-Fructose Corn Syrup Linked to Rising Obesity Rates

Researchers say they've found more evidence of a link between a rapid rise in obesity and high-fructose corn sweeteners used to sweeten soft drinks and food since the 1970s. The data showed an increase in the use of high-fructose corn sweeteners in the late 1970s and 1980s "coincidental with the epidemic of obesity." Fructose is not something that should be in your diet, yet high-fructose corn syrup is one of the most commonly used sweeteners and is widely used in many processed foods. One of the simplest and most important things you can do to limit fructose in your diet is eliminate soda and fruit juices as they have about eight teaspoons of fructose per serving.

CNN March 25, 2004

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