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WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT FRUCTOSE AND HFCS COULD KILL YOU

Cutting back on the fructose in your diet could save your life — and shrink your waistline. Table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) — the primary sources of fructose — are staples of our food supply, and are even found in foods that aren’t necessarily sweet, like breads, soups, ketchup, and salad dressing. These sweeteners are linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes, and joint and abdominal pain. They may also increase your risk for liver and kidney diseases, premature aging, and certain types of cancer.

THE SUGAR FIX OFFERS A REAL SOLUTION FOR LOSING WEIGHT AND TRANSFORMING YOUR HEALTH — TODAY

The Low-Fructose Diet: Reduce your consumption of fructose by up to one-half the amount in the typical American diet — and still satisfy your sweet tooth

The 12 Rules for Healthy Eating: Sustain a low-fructose diet for life

The Low-Fructose Lifestyle: Counteract sugar’s harmful effects through physical activity, sun exposure, supplements, and more

More Than 30 Low-Fructose Recipes: Prepare easy, delicious meals

At-a-Glance Fructose Finder: Compare the content in dozens of your favorite food

“Provides a detailed plan for reducing dietary fructose intake, promoting weight loss, and reversing many of the serious health consequences associated with the typical American high-fructose diet.” — Michael W. Rich, MD, director of the Cardiac Rapid Evaluation Unit, Washington University School of Medicine

“A road map to better health.” — Richard J. Glassock, MD, professor emeritus of medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

About the Author

Richard J. Johnson, M.D., has been a practicing physician and clinical scientist for over 25 years. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health since the late 1980s. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and has published over 500 papers and lectured in over 40 countries. He has a special interest in the role of fructose in obesity and authored The Sugar Fix with Timothy Gower in 2008 (Rodale). He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver.

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