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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:31 PM

High fructose consumption by adolescents may put them at cardiovascular risk

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High fructose consumption by adolescents may put them at cardiovascular risk

Posted on January 24, 2012 by Toni Baker

AUGUSTA, Ga. Evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is present in the blood of adolescents who consume a lot of fructose, a scenario that worsens in the face of excess belly fat, researchers report.

An analysis of 559 adolescents age 14-18 correlated high-fructose diets with higher blood pressure, fasting glucose, insulin resistance and inflammatory factors that contribute to heart and vascular disease.

Heavy consumers of the mega-sweetener also tend to have lower levels of cardiovascular protectors such as such as HDL cholesterol and adiponectin, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University.

These dangerous trends are exacerbated by fat around their midsection, called visceral adiposity, another known risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The association did not hold up for adolescents with more generalized, subcutaneous fat.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3945/jn.111.150219

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Response to OKIsItJustMe (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:41 PM

1. ...

"Fructose is a Chronic Hepatotoxin - Alcohol without the Buzz" -Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology



http://holistic-cures.blogspot.com/2011/04/fructose-is-chronic-hepatotoxin-alcohol.html

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:44 PM

2. It's nice to see some product labels now boasting of NO high fructose corn syrup.

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:23 PM

3. I'm glad this stuff wasn't around during my adolescence

I'm glad I was in my 20's when this stuff came around (was it New Coke?), so I may have escaped some of the effects.

Anecdotal evidence here, but since I switched to Mexican coke from Costco (1 per day), I haven't had the 3 0'clock sleepiness I used to get every day.

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