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Eat, Drink, and Be Wary: A Sugar's Sour Side

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Science  31 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5902, pp. 659-661
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5902.659

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A new study being reported online this week strongly ties a sialic acid called Neu5Gc, made by chimpanzees and many other mammals but not humans, to a human disease and ingestion of red meat.