Category Archives: Fructose

Fructose Malabsorption and Depression

Fructose malabsorption is thought to be a major cause of irritable bowel syndrome. In fructose malabsorbers, the fructose passes through the small intestine, where it would normally be fermented, and into the colon. Here bacteria ferment the fructose, producing short … Continue reading

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Can A High Fructose Diet Cause Mood Disorders?

Fructose consumption has been shown to cause metabolic dysregulation in animal and humans. This metabolic dysregulation relates to the way that fructose is able to cause insulin resistance, a condition that results in a diminished effect for insulin in the … Continue reading

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Sugar Sugar Everywhere!!

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More On Fruit Juice and Fibre

Fruit juice is increasingly being evidenced to be as detrimental to the health as soft drinks. The reason for this relates to the fact that both are concentrated sources of sugar. Sugar is detrimental to the health because it contains … Continue reading

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Meal Frequency and Appetite

Many people attempt to lose weight using the traditional paradigm of energy restriction and exercise. The main problem with this method of weight loss is that it is too difficult to control the appetite to the required level in order … Continue reading

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More Evidence That A Sugar Tax May Work

Evidence suggests that consumption of sugar sweetened soft drinks is a primary cause of weight gain and obesity. Reducing their consumption should therefore be a priority for those interested in their health. Those genuinely interested in losing weight and remaining … Continue reading

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Fruit Juice: Just As Bad As Soft Drinks?

Sugar sweetened soft drinks are increasingly being considered as detrimental to the health. In particular sugar sweetened soft drinks may increase insulin resistance that subsequently leads to the development of obesity. The sugar in soft drinks usually comprised of either … Continue reading

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What About Fruit Juice?

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The Australian Paradox

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Exercise Confers Protection From Fructose

Fructose is known to cause detrimental effects to mammals when consumed in excess. In particular, consumption of high amounts of fructose causes the development of insulin resistance. The development of insulin resistance is highly damaging to health because insulin is … Continue reading

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