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Is Type of Sugar Also A Risk Factor of Diseases?

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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A new study published in The American Journal of Physiology –Heart and Circulatory Physiology concluded that the type of sugar youeat–and not just caloric count–may dtermine your risk of chronic disease. This animal study compared the effects of two types of sugar on metabolic and vascular function.

In the research female rats were given a liquid solution of glucose (form of sugar resulting from carbohydrate breakdown in the body) or fructose(sugar found in fruit and fruit juice) in addition to their normal diet of solid food. Subjects were given the sweetened liquids for eight weeks that is roughly equilavent to humans eating large amounts of sugar for six years. The sugar fed rats were compared with a control group that received plain drinking water with solid food.

Researchers found that although both sugar groups consumed more calories than the control group the total caloric intake of the glucose-fed rats was higher than the fructose group. In addition, “despite the difference, only the fructose group exhibited a significant increase in final body weight.” Besides a higher weight gain, the fructose group showed more markers of vascular disease and liver damage than the glusose group including high triglycerides, increased liver weight, decreased fat burning in the liver (that can contribute to fatty liver) and impaired relaxation of the aorta that can affect blood pressure.

Research suggest that an increase in the amount of calories consumed due to sweeteners is not the only factor involved in long-term health risks. The type of sugar may also have a role in increasing risk factors of heart diusease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

Dr Harry A Milman (Cancer Causing Chemicals) Guest on Holistic Health Show

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

DR Harry Milmanmilman bookHARRY A. MILMAN is a PhD consulting toxicologist and expert witness and president of ToxNetwork.com. He has assisted as an expert in over 250 civil and criminal cases involving drug overdoses, pharmacy errors, exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogens, and assaults. He is often quoted in newspaper and magazine articles and has appeared as a toxicology expert on television news broadcasts. Prior to becoming an expert witness, Dr. Milman was a scientist at the US National Cancer Institute, NIH, and a senior toxicologist at the US Environmental Protection Agency. He has published five scientific books including the widely acclaimed Handbook of Carcinogen Testing and over seventy research papers. A Death at Camp David is his first novel. He lives in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC.

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