“The human brain produces fructose from glucose” Summary...

A recent study entitled “The human brain produces fructose from glucose” published in JCI Insight sought to examine whether peripheral hyperglycemia can drive intracerebral production of fructose through the polyol pathway [glucose –(aldose reductase)à sorbitol –(sorbitol dehydrogenase)à fructose] in an exploratory study. Researchers at Yale selected 4 male and 4...

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Study Linking Fructose Intake to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver...

A study entitled “Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are independently associated with NASH in children and adolescents,” was recently published in the Journal of Hepatology. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children and adolescents with confirmed cases of non-alcoholic...

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CPE – State of the Sweeteners Union

How Strong is the Evidence on Low and No-Calorie Sweeteners? This webinar will help RDNs address false and misleading information by reviewing the most current established scientific knowledge on the safety and metabolism of low and no-calorie sweeteners. (CPE Provided by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) Decades of scientific study has...

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Food and Fiber Summit – Addressing the Fiber...

On January 28 2014, various researchers, educators, and communications experts convened at the Food & Fiber Summit in Washington, DC. The purpose of the summit was to identify barriers to achieving the daily fiber intake recommendations and to determine ways in which healthcare providers can encourage adequate consumption. The Institutes...

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with excessive...

A study published in Medicine sought to characterize the dietary patterns of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to assess the efficacy of dietary interventions on NAFLD related outcomes. Researchers collected a total of 55 NAFLD patients and 88 controls to complete the study in northern Germany. All...

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Postexercise Repletion of Muscle Energy Stores with Fructose...

A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition asserts that consumption of fructose “lowers whole-body glycogen synthesis and impairs subsequent exercise performance, presumably because of lower hepatic glycogen stores.” The study sought to compare “isocaloric mixed meals containing fat and protein with either pure fructose or pure...

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