Consuming foods and drinks with high fructose corn syrup could cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society. High fructose corn syrup is found in soda and candy and has previously been linked to obesity and diabetes. The new research is based on data from over 3,000 participants. The researchers found that almost half of Hispanic Americans in the study consumed large amounts of high fructose corn syrup. Roughly 44 percent of Blacks did so. Increased intake of high fructose corn syrup was found to be associated with the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Almost one-fourth of American adults has this chronic buildup of fat in the liver, which can cause liver damage and even become fatal.