Is Fructose Making You Fat?

by Alejandra "Alex" Ruani — Get free science updates here.

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Eating too much fat has long been blamed as the culprit for rising levels of global obesity.

But with the number of people who are overweight continuing to rise, is high fat food really the principal villain in the fight against body fat?

Recent research has implicated sugar, and particularly fructose, as one of the catalysts for the worlds struggle with weight gain.

Could fructose really be behind the global obesity pandemic?

Do our bodies respond the same way to all sugars? Or is fructose different?

And, if being efficient at converting fructose into body fat is so disadvantageous to our health, then why are we so good at it?

Might our frugivorous evolutionary past hold the answers?

In this report, we dive into evolutionary genetics to shed light on the possible links between your genes, fructose, and obesity!

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Conveniently download this 59-page Science Report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.

Topics covered in this report:

  1. A weighty issue
  2. Genes, sugar, and obesity
  3. A global epidemic
  4. What is to blame?
  5. Table: Total fat intake data
  6. It’s not about fat
  7. But it might be about fructose…
  8. What is fructose?
  9. Processed fructose
  10. Why are we eating so much of it?
  11. Table: Fructose content of added sugars
  12. How do we deal with it?
  13. Are all sugars the same?
  14. Fructose versus glucose
  15. Location, location, location
  16. Decreased insulin sensitivity
  17. Is there a genetic link too?
  18. Predisposition is significant
  19. Nature versus nurture
  20. Leptin resistance and weight gain
  21. Fat prone rats
  22. Figure: Leptin resistance among rats
  23. Longer term effects of fructose
  24. Imperfect adaption
  25. Survival of the fittest
  26. The thrifty gene hypothesis
  27. A survival edge
  28. Thrift in times of plenty
  29. Historic mutation
  30. The uricase gene
  31. Tough times for apes
  32. A crippled enzyme
  33. A very modern problem
  34. The vicious circle
  35. Free radicals and antioxidants
  36. Oxidative stress and weight gain?
  37. Figure: Fructose and uric acid cycle
  38. The jury is out
  39. Fructose in whole foods
  40. Table: Fructose content in plant foods
  41. Individual variation
  42. Your key takeaways
  43. Learn more
  44. References and resources


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Alex Ruani leads the research division at The Health Sciences Academy, where she and her team make sense of complex scientific literature and translate it into easy-to-understand practical concepts for students. She is a Harvard-trained scientific researcher who specialises in cravings and appetite neurobiology, nutrition biochemistry, and nutrigenomics. Besides investigating and teaching the latest advances in health and nutrition science, Alex makes it easier to be smarter with her free Science Catch-ups every other Thursday.
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