Early Life Sugar Consumption Affects the Rat Microbiome...

A recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition utilized a rodent model to assess the impact of early-life added sugar consumption on the composition of the gut microbiome, caloric intake, and weight gain. Researchers divided 42 juvenile male Sprague-Dawley rats (post-natal day 26) into 4 groups that were maintained...

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Uric Acid and Transforming Growth Factor in Fructose-induced...

An article was recently published in Nutrition Reviews which aimed to summarize the current literature on the effects of fructose on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and mitochondrial dysfunction in various tissues, particularly skeletal muscle, and identify research gaps for which future endeavors should address. First, reviewers provided an overview...

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Sugar Consumption, Metabolic Disease and Obesity: The State...

A review article published in Clinical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences discusses the current scientific evidence which fosters an environment of controversy about the health effects of sugar consumption.  The reviewers evaluated research which examined both direct and indirect effects of added sugars on the development of metabolic disease which,...

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Diets High in Fat or Fructose Differentially Modulate...

A new study was recently published in Calcified Tissue International which compared the effects of high-fat and high-fructose diets on various outcomes including visceral and subcutaneous fat deposition, de novo lipogenesis, plasma glucose, plasma leptin, plasma insulin, and bone architecture and stiffness. The experiment conducted by Jatkar et al. utilized...

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Early Life Fructose Exposure and Its Implications for...

A review was recently published in Nutrients which examined the relationship between early life exposure to fructose and cardiometabolic outcomes in offspring. Reviewers cited a number studies which associated fructose intake with various health outcomes such as insulin resistance, elevated low density lipoprotein cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular...

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Rippe Review on Added Sugars and Disease Risk...

On November 4, a review by James M. Rippe and Theodore J. Angelopoulos was published in Nutrients. The review entitled, “Relationship between Added Sugars Consumption and Chronic Disease Risk Factors: Current Understanding,” examines the latest, high quality science to address the ambiguity of the relationship between sugar consumption and various...

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