Researchers at Princeton University have released a new study of high fructose corn syrup that shows a much stronger correlation between HFCS and obesity in those who consume it. The experiment involved feeding lab rats both natural sugar and high fructose corn syrup. The rats that consumed the HFCS gained significantly more weight even though the overall caloric intake was exactly the same. Check out the article
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Even though creating HFCS requires extensive processing, it's a cheaper alternative to natural sugar because of corn subsidies from the government.