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Fructose increases food intake, whereas, glucose decreases food intake
Thursday, April 09, 2009 7:38 pm Email this article
Fructose increases food intake is because fructose metabolism requires an enzyme that depletes ATP, whereas, glucose increases ATP, and therefore decreases food intake.
This according to a great new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
They also noted that the rise in consumption of high-fructose corn syrup and sweeteners parallels the rise in the obesity epidemic
Lane M, Cha SH. Effect of glucose and fructose on food intake via malonyl-coa signaling in the brain. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Apr 24, 382(1):1-5.
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M. Daniel Lane
Department of Biological Chemistry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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