The sour news about fructose
Dec 17, 2014 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
“In a series of studies we have found that when compared to glucose, the simple sugar, fructose is a weaker suppressor of brain areas that help control appetite and the motivation to eat,” said study co-author Dr. Kathleen Page, an assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
A new study finds that fructose consumption has distinct effects on brain regions that regulate appetite, a possible mechanism for ‘ever-eating’ and the widespread rise in obesity and other related disorders.
Researchers do not think it is a coincidence that the consumption of fructose has risen dramatically since the creation of HFCS—right in line with the dramatic increase in obesity worldwide. Industrial-scale, cheap over-production of corn since the Nixon era in the early 1970s laid the foundation for the widespread use of HFCS that continues today as roughly one-quarter of U.S. agricultural land is devoted to corn crops.
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