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Fructose: The Bittersweet Sugar

Headlines say that fructose is as addictive as cocaine and responsible for the obesity epidemic. Yet the EU says the fruit sugar is healthy. Dr Mark Porter looks at the evidence.

If you believe the headlines fructose is "addictive as cocaine" , a "toxic additive" or a "metabolic danger". So how has a simple sugar in fruit got such a bad name and is there any evidence behind the accusations that it has caused the obesity epidemic? Meanwhile, a new health claim approved by the European Union promoting the benefits of fructose containing foods or drinks, comes into force in the New Year. So where does the truth lie? Dr Mark Porter talks to leading world experts to sift through the evidence.

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Wed 8 Jan 2014 21:00