Defending the Use of High Fructose Corn Syrup High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not a natural sweetener it is man-made. This man-made sweetener is found in a wide range of foods such as ketchup, cereals and salad dressings. Non-diet American sodas are almost all made with HFCS. Chemically HFCS is almost identical to cane sugar. Both are at least 50% fructose. The human body reacts and breaks down the fructose in HFCS and cane sugar in the same way (White 1716S-1720S). The introduction of HFCS into American dietary intake occurred over thirty years ago. Coincidently thirty years ago the American obesity rate began to rise to the epidemic proportion it is now. HFCS was blamed for the increase in obesity in the United States which led to the...The end:
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