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Is high fructose corn syrup worse for kids than sugar?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: No

There's been a lot of hype.
The truth is, hfcs is 55% fructose and 45%glucose. Sucrose (table sugar) is about 50%fructose and 50%glucose. Glucose is used by our bodies as is. Fructose, on the other hand, requires processing by the liver to be used by the body. I recommend avoiding foods that contain a lot of either one. You get plenty of sugar in natural foods;you really don't need either one.

In brief: No

There's been a lot of hype.
The truth is, hfcs is 55% fructose and 45%glucose. Sucrose (table sugar) is about 50%fructose and 50%glucose. Glucose is used by our bodies as is. Fructose, on the other hand, requires processing by the liver to be used by the body. I recommend avoiding foods that contain a lot of either one. You get plenty of sugar in natural foods;you really don't need either one.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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In brief: Yes

High fructose corn syrup is highly processed and can cause food craving.

In brief: Yes

High fructose corn syrup is highly processed and can cause food craving.
Dr. Pamela Middleton
Dr. Pamela Middleton
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