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Brain image study: Frutose may spur overeating

Brain image study: Frutose may spur overeating

AP Medical Writers
Posted: Jan 01, 2013 1:11 PM PST
Updated: Jan 01, 2013 1:11 PM PST

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This is your brain on sugar - for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found.

It's a small study and does not prove that fructose or its relative, high-fructose corn syrup, can cause obesity, but experts say it adds evidence they may play a role. These sugars often are added to processed foods and beverages, and consumption has risen dramatically since the 1970s along with obesity. A third of U.S. children and teens and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight.

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Well, Duh

Every farmer knows if you want your horses, cattle, or pigs to be fat, feed them corn.

Strip away the fiber and it's got to be worse...

Cane sugar is not as bad, because it doesn't make you want more the way corn syrup does.

Thank Congress for putting the tariff on sugar to make it more expensive.

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