HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UF scientists find sugar may have a sour side

Suddenly sugar isn't looking so sweet.

University of Florida researchers have identified one possible reason for rising obesity rates, and it all starts with fructose, found in fruit, honey, table sugar and other sweeteners, and in many processed foods.

Fructose may trick you into thinking you are hungrier than you should be, say the scientists, whose studies in animals have revealed its role in a biochemical chain reaction that triggers weight gain and other features of metabolic syndrome - the main precursor to type 2 diabetes. In related research, they also prevented rats from packing on the pounds by interrupting the way their bodies processed this simple sugar, even when the animals continued to consume it.

The findings, reported in the December issue of Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology and in this month's online edition of the American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, add to growing evidence implicating fructose in the obesity epidemic and could influence future dietary guidelines. UF researchers are now studying whether the same mechanism is involved in people.

"There may be more than just the common concept that the reason a person gets fat is because they eat too many calories and they don't do enough exercise," said Richard J. Johnson, M.D., the J. Robert Cade professor of nephrology and chief of nephrology, hypertension and transplantation at UF's College of Medicine. "And although genetic predispositions are obviously important, there's some major environmental force driving this process. Our data suggest certain foods and, in particular, fructose, may actually speed the process for a person to become obese."

Physical inactivity, increased caloric intake and consumption of high-fat foods undoubtedly account for part of the problem, Johnson said. But Americans are feasting on more fructose than ever. It's in soft drinks, jellies, pastries, ketchup and table sugar, among other foods, and is the key componen
'"/>

Contact: Melanie Fridl Ross
ufcardiac@aol.com
352-690-7051
University of Florida
6-Dec-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. UK scientists working to help cut ID theft
2. Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
3. Weizmann Institute scientists discover a control mechanism for metastasis
4. Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohns disease
5. UCLA scientists produce functioning neurons from human embryonic stem cells
6. ASBMB taps 8 scientists and 1 politician for top awards
7. UF, French scientists seek test to detect gene doping in athletes
8. In a first, Einstein scientists discover the dynamics of transcription in living mammalian cells
9. Forsyth scientists gain new understanding of adult stem cell regulation
10. Nanotechnology helps scientists make bendy sensors for hydrogen vehicles
11. After a decades-long search, scientists identify new genetic risk factors for multiple sclerosis

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: scientists find sugar may have sour side

(Date:4/14/2015)... 14, 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announces that ... 2015 New York Design Awards under the category  ,Product ... City Design Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary ... ratings from the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners ...
(Date:4/10/2015)... , April 10, 2015 ... addition of the "Security Competitive Profiles - NEC" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , NEC will continue to supply ... to the market, with a company focus on the ... anticipated. Winning opportunities in the ...
(Date:4/6/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ... focused on the growing mobile commerce market, announced ... for MINIATURE, MULTI-PURPOSE ANTENNA METHOD AND SYSTEM ... NXT-ID introduces a new revolutionary method and system ... use of miniature antenna modules for multiple purposes ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3NEC Security Competitive Profile 2015 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 2NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 3NXT-ID Patents Miniature, Low Power Wireless Magnetic Stripe 4
(Date:4/21/2015)... April 21, 2015 The North ... in 2014 to $605.1 million by 2019, at a ... Browse through the TOC of North ... of the industry trends and segments, with help of ... Early buyers will receive 10% customization ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... , April 21, 2015 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, ... from a multi-arm Phase 1 study of MM-141, a ... presented in an oral session by Dr. Mansoor ... Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. ... of MM-141 as a monotherapy and in combination with ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... PROVO, Utah , April 21, 2015  Tute Genomics, ... the hiring of Josh Forsythe as VP of ... that has witnessed a significant expansion in its commercial operations ... " Josh Forsythe is a ... Robison , MD MBA, CEO of Tute Genomics. "Josh,s vast ...
(Date:4/21/2015)... York (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 Progyny, ... Fertility Authority, LLC, announced that it has secured additional ... (KPCB), TPG Biotech, SR One and Merck Serono Ventures. ... to provide patients the best fertility outcomes by aligning ... the largest online marketplace for families seeking fertility solutions ...
Breaking Biology Technology:North America Biostimulants Market is Expected to Reach $605.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 14.1% From 2014 to 2019 2North America Biostimulants Market is Expected to Reach $605.1 Million by 2019, at a CAGR of 14.1% From 2014 to 2019 3First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 2First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 3First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 4First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial of MM-141 Demonstrates Activity in Biomarker Positive Patients 5Tute Genomics Continues Expansion of Genomic Medicine Commercial Operations; Appoints Josh Forsythe as New VP of Marketing 2Tute Genomics Continues Expansion of Genomic Medicine Commercial Operations; Appoints Josh Forsythe as New VP of Marketing 3Tute Genomics Continues Expansion of Genomic Medicine Commercial Operations; Appoints Josh Forsythe as New VP of Marketing 4Announcing Progyny: Combining Best-in-Class Clinical Solutions with Consumer Expertise 2
Cached News: