Heart Health

Dietary Fructose and the Metabolic Syndrome

Taskinen MR, Packard CJ, Boren J, et al. Nutrients 2019, 11, 1987; doi:10.3390/nu11091987 Download PDF Objective To review recent evidence linking excessive fructose consumption to health risk markers and development of components of the Metabolic Syndrome. Background Consumption of fructose, the sweetest of all naturally occurring carbohydrates, has increased dramatically in the last 40 years […]

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Maternal Exposure to High Fructose and Offspring Health

Jia G, Hill MA and Sowers JR. Hypertension 2019; 74:499-501. DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.13017 Download PDF Objective This article is an editorial on a study recently published in the Hypertension journal entitled, “Maternal High-Fructose Intake Induces Multigenerational Activation of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System”. Background Seong, et al. investigated whether maternal exposure to high fructose induces hypertension together with […]

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Short-Term Isocaloric Intake of a Fructose- but not Glucose-Rich Diet Affects Bacterial Endotoxin Concentrations and Markers of Metabolic Health in Normal Weight Healthy Subjects

Mol Nutr Food Res, 2019; //doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201800868 Nier A, Brandt A, Rajcic D, et al. Download Research Study PDF Objective To determine if an isocaloric exchange of complex carbohydrates with fructose or glucose affects surrogate markers of liver health and vascular endothelial function in healthy normal weight young male and female adults. If so, the […]

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The role of dietary sugars in health: molecular composition or just calories?

J Clin Nutr 2019; //doi.org/10.1038/s41430-019-0407-z — Philip Prinz Eur — Download Research Study PDF — Objective: To conduct a review highlighting current literature to discuss the question of whether dietary sugars per se have an unfavorable health effect or if it is just the amount of calories that matters in the development of noncommunicable diseases […]

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Study Summary of “Adverse effects of fructose on cardiometabolic risk factors and hepatic lipid metabolism in subjects with abdominal obesity”

For your information, a study entitled “Adverse effects of fructose on cardiometabolic risk factors and hepatic lipid metabolism in subjects with abdominal obesity” was recently published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The purpose of this study by Taskinen et al. was to determine the effects of fructose on liver fat development, body composition, dietary […]

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Early Life Fructose Exposure and Its Implications for Long-Term Cardiometabolic Health in Offspring

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 disease, non-fatal myocardial infarction, and […]

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Methodological problems invalidate sugars differences

In a recent paper, Le et al. reported finding differences between the two most commonly used sweeteners in the US, concluding that “compared with sucrose, HFCS [high fructose corn syrup] leads to greater fructose systemic exposure and significantly different acute metabolic effects.” Evidence in support of this conclusion was unconvincing, however, due to significant deficiencies in the experimental design.

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