Researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) have recently provided further evidence that fructose may cause weight gain.
The study, published in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, showed that when healthy participants ingested fructose, the sugar inhibited areas in the brain that control taste and smell. In contrast, the same areas were stimulated when subjects consumed glucose.
“For consumers, our findings support current recommendations that people be conscious of sweeteners added to their drinks and meals and not overindulge on high-fructose, processed foods,” said Dr. Jonathan Purnell, professor of medicine at OHSU.
Consuming excessive amounts of sugar – especially fructose – can lead to weight gain, obesity and diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that about 30 percent of Americans are obese. Additionally, the agency says 26 million people in the country have diabetes.
Results of the study suggest that cutting fructose out of a diet may be an effective way to prevent weight gain and metabolic disorders. Diet aids from Dr. Newton’s Naturals can promote weight loss while ensuring that individuals get proper nutrition.
Dr. Agin’s Skinny D from Dr. Newton’s Naturals, for instance, is fructose-free and contains protein and nutrients for healthy weight loss.