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February 2007 Issue

Weight Gain, Heart Disease: Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup to Blame?

Q. Iíve heard that high-fructose corn syrup might make me fat or even trigger some diseases. Should I avoid it?
A. Avoiding it totally might be difficult, but it is a good idea to limit foods sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), though not necessarily because they contribute to overweight or disease.

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