High fructose corn syrup

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High fructose corn syrup (alternate names: glucose-fructose in Canada[1]) is a corn syrup whose glucose has been converted to fructose. The conversion makes it very sweet. The material is used in many breads, cereal, sodas, yogurt and breakfast bars.

High fructose corn syrup was first introduced during the late 1950s. The material did not come to the United States until the late 1970s into the 1980s. High fructose corn syrup has been linked to obesity, diabetes and other health problems.[2]

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  1. "The Canadian Soft Drink Industry". Government of Canada. Retrieved December 22, 2013.
  2. "HFCS". The Huffington Post. Retrieved December 22, 2013.