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Examining the Health Effects of Fructose

Examining the Health Effects of Fructose Opinion VIEWPOINT In the 1990s, excessive fat consumption was com- ids, blood pressure, uric acid, or insulin levels and found David S. Ludwig, monly believed to be the main cause of obesity. High possible benefit for glucose tolerance and glycemic con- MD, PhD New Balance sugar consumption was often considered to be innocu- trol in diabetes. The monosaccharide feeding studies Foundation Obesity ous and possibly protective against obesity by displac- havealsobeencriticizedbecausehumansvirtuallyalways Prevention Center, ing dietary fat. A decade later, the American Heart As- consume fructose together with glucose, as in sucrose, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard sociation linked intake of added sugars to weight gain high-fructose corn syrup, or honey, not in isolation. Medical School, and recommended substantial decreases in consump- Another argument against fructose having uniquely Boston, Massachusetts. tion to a daily maximum of 100 kcal for women and 150 harmful effects involves the glycemic index, a measure kcal for men. Some experts now argue that sugar com- ofhowfoodaffectsbloodglucoseinthepostprandialpe- prises the single most important cause of the world- riod. Glucose and most commonly consumed starchy wide epidemics of obesity and diabetes, primarily foods (all starches are polymers of glucose) have a high through the effects of fructose at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Examining the Health Effects of Fructose

JAMA , Volume 310 (1) – Jul 3, 2013

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2013.6562
pmid
23732692
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Abstract

Opinion VIEWPOINT In the 1990s, excessive fat consumption was com- ids, blood pressure, uric acid, or insulin levels and found David S. Ludwig, monly believed to be the main cause of obesity. High possible benefit for glucose tolerance and glycemic con- MD, PhD New Balance sugar consumption was often considered to be innocu- trol in diabetes. The monosaccharide feeding studies Foundation Obesity ous and possibly protective against obesity by displac- havealsobeencriticizedbecausehumansvirtuallyalways Prevention Center, ing dietary fat. A decade later, the American Heart As- consume fructose together with glucose, as in sucrose, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard sociation linked intake of added sugars to weight gain high-fructose corn syrup, or honey, not in isolation. Medical School, and recommended substantial decreases in consump- Another argument against fructose having uniquely Boston, Massachusetts. tion to a daily maximum of 100 kcal for women and 150 harmful effects involves the glycemic index, a measure kcal for men. Some experts now argue that sugar com- ofhowfoodaffectsbloodglucoseinthepostprandialpe- prises the single most important cause of the world- riod. Glucose and most commonly consumed starchy wide epidemics of obesity and diabetes, primarily foods (all starches are polymers of glucose) have a high through the effects of fructose at

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 3, 2013

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