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MRI scans reveal fructose’s effects on brain’s appetite regulators

Scans of the human brain after ingesting fructose have provided insights into how the substance affects brain chemistry and increases food-seeking behavior and food intake. The new work, published in JAMA, appears to confirm the much discussed association between fructose intake and bulging waistlines. Conducted by Kathleen A. Page of Yale University, the study set […]

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US diet engenders stupidity

A new UCLA study with rodents is the first to show how a diet high in fructose sabotages memory and learning functions in the brain. While previous research showed how fructose harms the body through its role in diabetes and obesity, this study is the first to uncover how the sweetener influences the brain. “Our […]

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