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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.

Hypnosis, Herbs, and Diabetes Interventions

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Dr Stefan Ripich (left), Dr Joe Ahrens (center) and Devin Hastings were interviewed yesterday by Dr Carl O Helvie, Host, Holistic Health Show. Dr Ripich is a naturopathic physician and certified nurse practitioner who is in private practice in New Mexico and is author of the 30 Day Diabetes Cure. More information is available at: http://www.30daydiabetescure.com

Dr Joe Ahrens is CEO of ATM Metabolics, LLC, and has authored The Grapefruit Solution more information is available at: http://www.atmmetabolics.com

Devin Hastings is President of Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communications Skills and Owner, of MindBodyHypnosis. He is author of several books including 21st Century Medicine: New Answers for Those Who Suffer in Silence; Control Your Diabetes With Hypnosis: Anxiety, OCD and Hypnosis: New Answers for Those who Suffer in Silence: and Become a Certified Diabetes Motivational Coach. More information is available at: http://www.miacs.net

Enjoy the Interview Below.