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(article, Culinate staff)
Three recent studies indicate that, yes, high-fructose corn syrup is a nasty sweetener, linking the industrial sugar to kidney disease, liver disease, and weight gain. As the New York Times pointed out, "Foods made with high-fructose corn syrup are heavily processed and typically lack any meaningful nutritional value. And while the jury is out on the real effect high-fructose corn syrup has on obesity, we do know it’s a threat to the health of the planet."