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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Obesity Increases Inflammatory Hormones

Obesity has been found to be a low grade inflammatory state with fat cells producing a host of inflammatory hormones that lead to comorbidity. Weight loss decreases proinflammatory C-reactive protein, TNF, IL-6 and leptin and increases the anti-inflammatory hormone adiponectin produced by fat cells.PositiveTip: Drink 6-8 glasses of water, exercise, eat a low-fat diet of whole…

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