The Human Brain Reacts Differently To The Use Of Fructose And Glucose. Part 3 of 3

The Human Brain Reacts Differently To The Use Of Fructose And Glucose – Part 3 of 3

One activity that is clear is that “almost all of us eat too much sugar, and if we can moderate that we will be healthier on a number of levels”. Dr Louis Aronne, founder and director of the Comprehensive Weight Control Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, notable that most sweeteners contain a mixture of glucose and fructose. For these reasons, “the effect is not as dramatic as you might see in a bad like this”.

Still, a growing body of evidence is pointing toward the hypothalamic brain region as having a role in obesity. “Things as subtle as a change in sweetener can have an impact on how full somebody feels, and could move to an increase in calorie intake and an increasing pattern in obesity seen in this country”.

So what to do? As a nutritionist, Sharon Zarabi, of Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, tells her patients to study food labels. “Avoid having fructose or glucose listed as one of as the first three ingredients, and make sure that sugar is less than 10 grams per serving”.

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