Definition: high fructose corn syrup

High fructose corn syrup accounts for nearly 10% of US dietary intake, and is converted into long chain fatty acids via the intermediary Fructose-1-phosphate.  In the liver, these increased free fatty acids lead to hepatocyte insulin resistance, de novo lipogenesis (steatosis) and excess production of glucose.

See article link below:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168827811001565

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