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A real human brain being displayed as part of an exhibition in Bristol, England. (credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Brain Image Study: Fructose May Spur Overeating

This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

01/01/2013

A 9-year-old boy ponders his choices of candy at a store. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

FDA Nixes ‘Corn Sugar’ Label For Sweetening Syrup

High fructose corn syrup won’t get a wholesome new name after all. The FDA has rejected the Corn Refiners Association’s bid to rename its sweetening agent “corn sugar.”

05/30/2012

Group Renaming Corn Syrup As Corn Sugar

The makers of high-fructose corn syrup want to sweeten its image with a new name: corn sugar.

09/14/2010