Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome
There are beliefs out there that fructose does not contribute to weight gain and alterations in insulin resistance. “Health” drinks contain glucose-fructose syrup and high fructose corn syrup is virtually ubiquitous in junk and processed food.
Well, this study debunks these beliefs and supports the idea that fructose does get readily converted to fat in the liver, induces insulin resistance and increases blood pressure.
AJCN — Abstracts: Elliott et al. 76 (5): 911 –