Fructose may Increase APPETITE

Fructose may Increase APPETITE

5/1/20241 min read

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A study published in the journal of the American Medical Association shows that fructose may increase hunger levels.

Kathleen Page and her colleagues at Yale University examined factors that might link fructose and weight gain. Twenty healthy adults underwent two Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) sessions after drinking fructose or glucose.

The Researchers than measured changes in blood flow to a region of the brain called the hypothalamus- which regulates human appetite-after each drink.

The Researchers found there was a significantly greater drop in blood around the hypothalamus after glucose rather than fructose ingestion.

(IFT Weekly Newsletter January 2, 2013.)

“Glucose but not fructose ingestion reduced the activation of the hypothalamus, insula, and striatum- brain regions that regulate appetite, motivation, and reward processing,” wrote Page.

Foods High in Fructose are:

1. Agave

2. Apple

3. Honey

4. Soda with HFCS

5. Maple syrup

6. Mango

7. Pear etc.

The Researchers concluded that “increases in fructose consumption have paralleled the increasing prevalence of Obesity, and high-fructose diets are thought to promote weight gain and insulin resistance. Therefore, fructose possibly increases food-seeking behaviour and increases food Intake.”