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2012-02-28 11:37:53

A group of scientists from across the world have come together in a just-published study that provides new insights into how fructose causes obesity and metabolic syndrome, more commonly known as diabetes. In this study which was performed in lab animals, researchers found that fructose can be metabolized by an enzyme that exists in two forms. One form appears to be responsible for causing how fructose causes fatty liver, obesity, and insulin resistance. The other form may actually protect...

Studies Indicate Fructose Not Responsible For Weight Gain
2012-02-21 09:14:33

According to a new study released this week, people who consumed a bit of extra fructose baked into breads or sprinkled into drinks did not gain additional weight compared to those who had other types of carbohydrates instead as long as they ate the same number of total calories. However, when study participants supplemented a standard diet with a dash of extra calories in the form of straight fructose, they did gain weight, reports Reuters´ Genevra Pittman. John Sievenpiper, MD,...

2011-02-24 17:32:23

Study finds maternal fructose consumption may also effect placental development A recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports for the first time that maternal fructose intake during pregnancy results in sex-specific changes in fetal and neonatal endocrinology. Fructose is a simple sugar found naturally in honey, fruit and some vegetables. Diets high in dietary fructose, particularly due to calorically sweetened beverages, are now...

2009-09-23 17:30:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Study 1 highlights: Just two weeks on a high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men. A drug used to treat gout seems to protect against that blood pressure increase and some aspects of metabolic syndrome. Study 2 highlights: A study in mice finds that the time of day when fructose is consumed is linked to abnormalities in blood pressure, weight gain and behavior. Abstract P127 A high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men,...

2009-07-22 10:07:24

Diets high in fructose -- a type of sugar found in processed foods and beverages -- impaired the spatial memory of adult rats, U.S. researchers said. Amy Ross, a graduate student in the lab of Marise Parent, an associate professor at Georgia State University, fed a group of rats a diet where fructose represented 60 percent of calories ingested during the day. Ross placed the rats in a pool of water to test their ability to learn to find a submerged platform, which allowed them to get out of...

2009-03-04 11:21:05

A U.S. study in mice sheds light on the insulin resistance that can come from diets loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, researchers said. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that mice on a high-fructose diet were protected from insulin resistance when a gene known as transcriptional coactivator PPARg coactivator-1b -- PGC-1b -- was knocked down in the animals' liver and fat tissue. PGC-1b coactivates a number of transcription factors that control the activity of...

2009-02-13 18:35:00

Obese people who consume fructose-sweetened drinks with meals have an increased rise of triglycerides -- a predictor of heart disease, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Karen L. Teff, a metabolic physiologist at the Monell Center in Philadelphia, said triglycerides are manufactured by the body from dietary fat and are the most common form of fat transported in blood. Although normal levels of triglycerides are essential for good health, high levels are associated with increased risk for...

2005-07-29 14:50:48

A University of Cincinnati (UC) study provides new evidence that drinking large amounts of beverages containing fructose adds body fat, and might explain why sweetening with fructose could be even worse than using other sweeteners. Researchers allowed mice to freely consume either water, fructose sweetened water or soft drinks. They found increased body fat in the mice that drank the fructose-sweetened water and soft drinks--despite that fact that these animals decreased the amount of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.