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Fructose Sugar Causes Alzheimer, Diabetes, Heart Attack & Stroke – New Study

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April 27, 2016 – Researchers Say Fructose, A Natural Sugar Found In Sweetened Drinks Causes Alzheimer, Diabetes, Heart Attack & Stroke 

A new research has found that fructose consumption could alter and potentially damage hundreds of genes in the brain. Fructose, a natural sugar found in many fruits, is consumed in significant amounts in Western diets .

This commonly consumed sugar is found in sweetened drinks, syrups, honey, juices and industrially made desserts.

According to a University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) news release, “A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder— are linked to changes to genes in the brain.”

As such, the team study team recommended that people should reduce their sugar intake and increase the amounts of DHA, though the latter is not considered “a magic bullet for curing diseases.”

DHA omega-3 is found throughout the body, but is most abundant in the brain, eyes and heart. In fact, DHA represents about 97 per cent of all Omega-3 fats in the brain and 93 per cent of all Omega-3 fats in the retina in the eye.

DHA Fructose formularaccumulates both prenatally and post-natally in infant brain, eye and nervous system tissue.

A team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) studied the effect of fructose on the brain.

Synthetic glucose-fructose syrup, made from corn starch, is also added to a host of industrially made products for large retailers.

Fructose occurs naturally in fruit but the accompanying fiber slows down sugar absorption.

The researchers analysed the impact of fructose on rats, who had been taught to escape from a maze.

The rats were randomly split into three groups. Over a six-week period, one group was given water with a concentration of fructose equivalent to around one litre of soda per day in humans.

The second group was given fructose water accompanied by a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

The third group was given plain water and an omega- 3-rich diet.

At the end of the six weeks, the rats were sent back into the maze.

The group given fructose water and no omega-3 took twice as long to get out of the maze than those given water only.

This suggests that fructose may have impaired their memory.

The rats given fructose water and a diet high in omega-3 showed results similar to those given water only.

The researchers, therefore, suggest that omega-3 could counteract the negative effects of fructose. What’s more, the higher blood glucose levels, triglycerides and insulin levels found in the first group of rats are linked to a higher risk of obesity and diabetes in humans.

Among the 20,000 genes studied in the rats, fructose altered more than 700 in the hypothalamus- the part of the brain that controls metabolism and over 200 in the hippocampus- which helps regulate learning and memory.

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  1. Wonuola Alabama

    April 27, 2016 at 4:30 AM

    I eat sugar a lot, I will have to cut down on it somehow
    What about organic sugar cane does it contain fructose please I need an answer

  2. fifelomo

    April 27, 2016 at 5:11 AM

    Thank you for the above write up. So many things to work on.

  3. Metu Nyetu

    April 27, 2016 at 5:46 AM

    This rate of increase in awareness alone could make somebody come down with such a psychological condition that is worse than what those studies try to prevent. Everything is dangerous these days.

    • Anointed

      April 27, 2016 at 6:34 AM

      True talk. Almost every available and affordable food is dangerous by modern analysis. We should know that death is inevitable,something must kill a man at old age.

  4. D Hunter

    April 27, 2016 at 5:51 AM

    Some of the words found in this sturdy are head spinning. I think I may need the help of Danti, the grammarist here.

    Una go fia words nah. Na which one come be:-
    Na wetin? Ehn? Na wetin? Una wan kill us?

    Well, thats by the way sha. I said it the other day and am still saying it here again, one day a sturdy will come up to fault the consumption of some of our popular Nigerian dishes such as, Akpu, Amala, Garri, Tuwon-masara and kwuka, Akpaka, Abacha and coconut. Pounded yam and egusi soup. Jollof rice etc…

    I love eating fuits even more than the Monkeys so, there is no amount of sturdy that‘s gono change that fact. They should come up with other sturdies. Cos‘ this one did not hold water for me.
    Them de craze.

    I don waka go sef, i no fit de dey hear wetin go de vex me for my mind jare…

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    April 27, 2016 at 7:12 AM

    On this one I beg to differ from the view of studies and take my chances with the pattern of eating I met my family members adopt. Ha ba! Whatever sweet person for mouth “studies” go shout No! No!. So people no go de chop again?

  6. sola olaniyi

    April 27, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Almost all our food in this part of the world contains what do we do

  7. betty

    April 27, 2016 at 10:17 AM

    Hmmmmmmn I eat these fruit almost everyday. God help us

  8. chiebuka

    April 27, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    I think all these has to do with moderation. For my own opinion eating those fruit withs moderation is not bad but when it becomes everyday thing that is when it is a health risk.

  9. Maryf

    April 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM

    So all these fruits are not good again to eat for health purpose? God have mercy on us because the world is coming to an end and scientists are blaming good fooads/fruits for what is happening now in the world.

  10. Jilo

    April 27, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    I’m strongly disagree to the above study which is to me is an hypothesis and inconclusive until the world scientists can prove beyond reasonable doubt that fructose can trigger, directly caused an Alzheimer, Diabetes, Heart attack and stroke. Part of homeopathic remedy recommended by the Doctors for the people with the above diseases is fruit and vegetables. Out of all sugars, the most dangerous one is Sucrose table sugar e.g St. Louis which can worsening the condition of people with the above mentioned diseases. The second one is Lactose sugar i.e Milk sugar and the most common one is Fructose sugar i.e sugar obtained from fruits. When you eat all kind of fruits you get enough sugar to keep your body metabolism working. I don’t think eating fruits can influence the above diseases. We have other complex sugar in our food especially our Carbohydrates such as Rice, Cassava, Sweet potato, fruits and some vegetables. Sugar in fruits is nutritious and does not damages or stay in the body unlike table sugar. Whenever you visit a doctor, he/she will recommend fruits and vegetables for healthy diet. Anyway, my conclusion is too much of everything is bad, for the fact that fructose is more beneficial to the body does not mean we should overeat them. The condition of Alzheimer or Diabetics people with excess sugar in their body may be worsening by ingesting more sugar in their system but I still believe that fructose is more beneficial rather than causing havoc to our body system. There is no strong proof to back the above claim.

  11. Sharon stone

    April 30, 2016 at 10:31 AM

    Juice kwa na wa for dis observations wen na way tin i go do kwanu

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