Fructose tied to obesity as study shows it doesn’t cut appetite

Jan. 2, 2013, Bloomberg

By Nicole Ostrow

Fructose, a sweetener found on many food labels, may contribute to weight gain and obesity because it has minimal effect on brain regions that control appetite, a study by Yale University researchers found.

The research, published Jan. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, is the first to compare the human brain’s response to both fructose and glucose, two types of simple sugars used separately and together to sweeten food. Continue reading