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Eating Fruit Can Increase Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes?

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2008

Researchers found that fruit sugars, known as fructose, are more likely than other types of sugar to cause fat around the middle, which increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes. 
Fructose is found in fresh fruit, fruit juice, jams and soft drinks.
In tests, fat people given large doses of fructose were more likely to put on weight around the stomach than those given glucose.

Scientists at the University of California put 33 overweight adults on a normal diet for 10 weeks, followed by another ten weeks in which half the group received a quarter of their calories from fructose. The other half received the same amount of calories from glucose.

They found that both groups put on the same amount of weight - about 3Ib - but those on the high fructose diet put on fat around the middle, while in the glucose group the extra weight was spread across the body.

Dr. Peter Havel, a professor of molecular biosciences in the School of Veterinary Medicine, led a study that found fruit sugars known as fructose are more likely than other types of sugars to cause fat around a person's middle.

Source: Diabetes In Control

 
 
 
 
 
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