Skip the Fattening Sweetener!

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Turns out not all sweeteners are alike!  In a new study, animals that ate high fructose corn syrup {HFCS} gained more weight after six months than those that are table sugar-even when both groups took  in the same number of calories!  What’s more, the HFCS eaters gained more belly fat and had higher levels of triglycerides, key risk factors for heart disease. HFCS  is metabolized differently in the body than  table sugar, causing more to be converted to fat, the researchers say.

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