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Lawsuit Links Diabetes to Corn Syrup

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The family of a 14-year-old Buffalo-area girl claims her diabetes is linked to high-fructose corn syrup in a lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages.

The Buffalo News reports that the family this week sued six manufacturers of high-fructose corn syrup in U.S. District Court in Buffalo. The suit claims the girl was never warned about the risks of the common ingredient.

The suit does not identify the family or girl, but says she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when she was 12.

High-fructose corn syrup is 55 percent fructose and 45 percent glucose. Some nutrition experts say this sweetener may pose special risks, but others and the industry reject that claim.

The Corn Refiners Association, a trade group, said the lawsuit is filled with false and unsubstantiated claims.

06/22/2013 6:54AM
Lawsuit Links Diabetes to Corn Syrup
What do you think of the suit?
06/22/2013 8:15AM
Just another person who thinks they can sue, sue, sue. Blame everyone else except their own self for their problems. Nobody poured the food or drink down this girls throat.....and quite frankly, her parents should hang their heads in shame for even considering a lawsuit.....they didn't know that sugary foods and drinks were not good for anyones health?? Really???
06/22/2013 9:21AM
Money Grab
06/22/2013 9:33AM
Oh come on!!
Where is the doctor in all of this? He should be more aware of diabetes than the corn syrup manufacturers. Throw it out!
06/22/2013 11:03AM
High Fructrose
I hope the Judge reprimands the Attorney and the family for this frivolous waste of the courts time. It's time people except the responsibility for their own decisions in life.
06/22/2013 4:48PM
anotherlawsuit just to make money
are you freaking kidding me . Maybe the family should have been more aware of what she was eating or drinking.
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