Fructose consumption linked to evidence of heart disease in teens

HealthDay reported, “Teens who consume large amounts of the food and beverage sweetener fructose show evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk in their blood,” according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

The “study of 559 teens aged 14 to 18 found that diets high in fructose were associated with higher blood pressure; diabetes-related measures such as higher fasting glucose and insulin resistance; and inflammatory factors that contribute to heart and vascular disease.”

Researchers found that “teens who consumed large amounts of fructose also tended to have lower levels of cardiovascular protectors such as HDL cholesterol and the protein adiponectin.”

Here are some of my past posts on fructose:

 

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