Study Shows No Link to Inflammation with Large Short-Term Intakes of Fructose

Short-term intake of high amounts of fructose does not appear to cause inflammation according to a new study (Silbernagel et al., 2013).

Researchers looked at the effects of eating large amounts of fructose on the markers of inflammation in 20 people. They found that despite the fructose and extra calories from it, no signs of inflammation were seen. Based on the data, the researchers said, “There seems to be no clear indication that public health efforts should specifically aim at a decrease in fructose intake.”

Silbernagel, G., Machann, J., Häring, H-U., Fritsche, A., & Peter, A. (2013). Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, e-selectin and C-reactive protein levels in response to 4-week very-high-fructose or –glucose diets. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.228.