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Sixty seconds on . . . high fructose corn syrup

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h5693 (Published 28 October 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5693
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Oh yum

Oh no. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has been demonised as the ingredient above all others that’s to blame for the epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

Well, is it?

Some people certainly think so. It’s got more fructose than is delivered by standard sugar once it hydrolyses (60% versus 50%), but the jury is still out on the relevance of this. There’s also a theory that HFCS is …

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