Fructose consumption and its impact on metabolic disease

A scholarly review of thousands of research studies on the impact of fructose on human metabolic syndrome has concluded that the consumption of the stuff has a detrimental impact on health.

The study was published in the May, 2014 edition of Nutrition.

The study looked at dozens of articles, but excluded those studies on natural fructose-content foods, non-clinical trials and trials where fructose was recommended exclusively as sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup.

Scholarly articles were gathered from PubMed, Scopus, Ovid, ISI Web of Science, Cochrane library and Google Scholar databases that responded to keyword searches that included metabolic syndrome x, insulin resistance, blood glucose, blood sugar, fasting blood sugar, triglycerides, lipoproteins, HDL, cholesterol, LDL, blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, hypertension, waist circumference, and fructose, sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup, or sugar.

The meta-analysis concluded that fructose consumption was positively associated with increased fasting blood sugar and elevated triglycerides and systolic blood pressure.

Dr. Nancy Rao, ND, LAc, Boulder Naturopathic Clinic in Boulder Colorado says, “this is so clear now it’s unbelievable. This is the elephant in the room with our whole culture in terms of obesity.

“They’ve pretty much figured out is soda pop, with the high fructose corns syrup, is to blame for a lot of things,” Rao said. “It’s back with the lipids when they have outlawed hydrogenated fats modified high fructose corn syrup, which is a GMO product that needs to be taken down that same political route. How many years did it take to do away with hydrogenated oils? It’s kind of like how much evidence do we need?”

Read more at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24698343

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