Glucose or fructose: A new study about the impact of sugar on metabolism and cardiovascular health

There has been a new study about the impact of sugar on metabolism and cardiovascular health. The kind of consumed sugar, not only the taken quantity, can help in determining the risk of suffering from metabolic and vascular diseases. This was according to a study by a professor from the University of Barcelona.

Key Takeaways:

  • Depending of the kind of sugar intake – glucose or fructose – the results show differences in body weight, level of triglycerides and vascular physiology, and in the studied animals.
  • The fact that fructose reduces oxidation of fatty acids, and increases the synthesis of liver lipids, can lead to an increase of the lipid deposit of this organ, known as fatty liver.
  • After lots of years studying the effects of fructose and its specific metabolism, it is not shocking to discover that it has effects that are not seen in other similar sugars, such as glucose.

“The fact that fructose reduces oxidation of fatty acids, and increases the synthesis of liver lipids, can lead to an increase of the lipid deposit of this organ, known as fatty liver.”

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