Is fructose bad for you?

By Rachel Nall Medical News Today

The effects of fructose on human health has been the source of much controversy. This is due to the fact that there are different kinds of fructose in foods, some of which are bad for health.

Fructose is a natural sugar that is present in fruits, fruit juices, certain vegetables, and honey. In these forms, fructose sugars can be part of a healthful diet.

However, fructose is also a component of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which manufacturers make from corn starch and add to unhealthful foods such as sodas and candies.

Researchers are studying the links between high-fructose foods and obesitydiabetes, and even some cancers. However, there is also some evidence that indicates that fructose is not necessarily a public health concern when a person consumes it in moderation.

In this article, we will cover whether fructose is bad for health, the different types of sugar, and the research into their effects on the human body.

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