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McDonald's Chicken McNuggets are now free of artificial preservatives

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McDonald's Corp. said it will replace high-fructose corn syrup in its sandwich buns with sugar to simplify its ingredients and satisfy increasingly demanding customers.

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McDonald's is also rolling out Chicken McNuggets and some breakfast items free of artificial preservatives and said it has curbed the use of chicken raised with antibiotics a year earlier than planned.

Mike Andres, president of McDonald's U.S. operations, said what he described as a "sweeping change" will impact 50% of the menu.

McDonald's is in the midst of an attempted turnaround designed to satisfy diners who have asked it to do away ingredients such as with high-fructose corn syrup, which some research suggests may cause weight gain and diabetes.