Washington: Fructose may not be as bad for us as previously thought and it may even provide some benefit, a new study has suggested.“Over the last decade, there have been connections made between fructose intake and rates of obesity,” Dr. John Sievenpiper, a senior author of the study, said.“However, this research suggests that the problem is likely one of overconsumption, not fructose,” Dr. Sievenpiper said.The study reviewed 18 trials with 209 participants who had Type 1 and 2 diabetes and found fructose significantly improved their blood sugar control.The improvement was equivalent to what can be achieved with an oral antidiabetic drug.Even more promising, Dr. Sievenpiper said, is that the researchers saw benefit even without adverse effects on body weight, blood pressure, uric acid (gout) or cholesterol.Fructose, which is naturally found in fruit, vegetables and honey, is a simple sugar that together with glucose forms sucrose, the basis of table sugar.It is also found in high-fructose corn syrup, the most common sweetener in commercially prepared foods.
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