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Top 10 Health Myths of 2013

Another year, another slew of dubious health claims.


Can you really increase the size of your manhood? Does eating burnt meat give you cancer? Can you spot-reduce fat? This year, we got to the bottom of these myths and more. If you seek the truth, click through our slideshow of reader favorites to find the answers.

Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Really Worse For You Than Sugar?

Even if you kicked your soda habit years ago, chances are you're still getting more than your fair share of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). After all, it can be found in everything from fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt to many whole wheat breads. Last year alone the average American consumed 27 pounds of the sweet stuff, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. That's down from the 37.5 pounds we averaged back in 1999, but unfortunately as we've "scaled back," we've made up for those lost calories by eating more good ol' fashioned sugar.

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Slide 1: Image courtesy of Glamour; Slide 2: Gourmet; Slide 5: Corbis; Slide 6: Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Trunk Archives. Slide 7: Trunk Archive; Slide 8, 9: Corbis; Slide 10: Getty Images.
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