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A federal judge has dismissed a civil suit by the family of a 14-year-old Amherst girl that claims her diabetes is linked to high-fructose corn syrup.

The family sued six corn syrup manufacturers in Buffalo federal court last year seeking sought $5 million in damages.

The suit claims the girl was never warned about the risks of high-fructose corn syrup, a common ingredient in many foods, despite a well documented link with diabetes.

Lawyer J. Michael Hayes said the family will appeal the decision by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. Skretny cited a number of legal reasons in dismissing the suit.