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High Fructose Corn Syrup Increases Tumor Growth

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If you think all sugars are equal, keep reading — especially if you're one of our many die-hard Coke enthusiasts. Researchers revealed Monday that fructose is metabolized by pancreatic tumor cells, allowing them to divide and multiply more rapidly. Fructose is most commonly found in high fructose corn syrup – a common ingredient in soda, bread, and other processed foods.

The American Beverage Association has argued that sugar is sugar, and that there's nothing especially nefarious about high fructose corn syrup. But glucose doesn't make tumor cells multiply. So, we hate to say it, Coke-enthusiasts, but this is (yet more) concrete evidence that you really need to kick the high fructose corn syrup habit.

via Reuters