Fructose-sweetened Foods May Lead to Obesity

Researchers found that normal weight women who consumed fructose-sweetened beverages lowered their 24-hour insulin and leptin levels as well as increased the post-meal triglyceride levels as compared to glucose-sweetened beverages. The hormones insulin and leptin help control satiety levels, and the authors suggested that high fructose intakes might lead to obesity.PositiveTip: Most soft drinks and many…

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Fructose-rich Beverages Linked to Gout

Women drinking an average of one fructose-rich drink per day had a 74% greater risk of gout when compared to those who drank less than 1 non-diet soda per month. Researchers studied nearly 80,000 women for over 22 years and found a strong association between sweetened soft-drink and orange juice consumption and gout. Today, consumption…

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Fructose and High Blood Pressure

The amont of fructose in the diet has increased dramatically in industrialized countries. High fructose corn syrup is a common source and is extensively used as a sweetener in soft drinks.A nationwide survey of adults in the United States has found a strong association between increased intake of fructose and high blood pressure.

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