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Friday, 12 December 2014

Fructose and glucose: Brain reward circuits respond differently to two kinds of sugar

New information suggests the brain responds differently to different sugars, and that one type could be connected with overeating. Brain responses to fructose, a simple sugar contained in high-fructose corn syrup, produced activation in the brain's 'reward circuit,' and increased the desire for food, according to new research. This was not true for glucose, the body's major energy source, which is produced mainly by breakdown of complex carbohydrates.

Fructose and glucose: Brain reward circuits respond differently to two kinds of sugar

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