Is Fructose Making People Fat?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Is Fructose Making People Fat?
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 8:09am

According to Health Day News, "New research suggests that fructose, a simple sugar found naturally in fruit and added to many other foods as part of high-fructose corn syrup, does not dampen appetite and may cause people to eat more compared to another simple sugar, glucose." MORE

What do you think?


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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 01-02-2013 - 1:08pm

I think more study is needed. Do people who drink coke w/ hfcs eat/drink more than people who drink coke from other countries made w/ glucose?  We can buy mexican coke here so it would be pretty easy to tell.  Overall, HFCS is in artificially made, overly processed foods so it would do us all good to avoid it, whether it in itself is intrinsically bad.  And, naturally occurring fructose, in fruit, is hard to overdo.  Well, maybe I do in cherry season, but overall, it really is hard to eat that much fruit.