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Fructose More Toxic Than Table Sugar in Mice

Fructose More Toxic Than Table Sugar in Mice

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the reproduction and life span of female rodents.

Diabetes: Complexity Lost

Diabetes: Complexity Lost

For millions of people in the US living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, measuring the daily rise and fall of blood glucose (sugar) is a way of life. Our bodies energy is primarily governed by glucose in the blood, and blood sugar itself is exquisitely controlled by a complicated set of network interactions involving cells, tissues, organs, and hormones that have evolved to keep the glucose on a relatively even keel, pumping it up when it falls too low or knocking it down when it goes too high. This natural dynamic balance becomes lost when someone develops diabetes.

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