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What’s Worse Than Sugar?

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There’s been a long debate about whether high-fructose corn syrup is worse than sugar, but a new study at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, sheds some light. For male mice eating human-equivalent amounts of the two sweeteners (relative to their size), both were equally toxic. But among females, the corn sweetener impaired fertility and shortened lifespan to much greater degrees than table sugar or glucose alone.