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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A Sugar by Any Other Name would Taste...

For a healthy diet to be sustainable, it must be one that can be enjoyed. Calories consumed should match metabolic needs and activity, and also provide essential nutrients, but it’s not going to provide nutrition if it’s not eaten. Therefore, it’s important to work with patients and find nutritious foods...

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The Facts on Fructose

As healthcare professionals, we’ve heard our patients’ concerns regarding sugars.  In particular, one type of sugar is often demonized – fructose – especially when it’s partnered with the words, high fructose corn syrup.  Fructose has been blamed for obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance and high triglycerides, but it’s important to know...

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