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Table sugar less toxic than fructose

A new research has found that all “added sugar” found typically in processed foods are bad but among them the fructose found in corn syrup may harm the health more than table sugar.

A new research has found that all “added sugar” found typically in processed foods are bad but among them the fructose found in corn syrup may harm the health more than table sugar.

Researchers fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat; the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and lifespan of female rodents, the findings showed.

The new study compared two groups of mice that were fed a healthy diet with 25 percent calories from processed sugars.

Female mice on the fructose-glucose diet had death rates 1.87 times higher than females on the sucrose diet. They also produced 26.4 percent fewer offspring.

 

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