Different Sugars Have Different Effects on Brain

Glucose appears to tamper brain activity in regions that regulate appetite and reward -- but fructose does not, a new study found. The brain imaging study found participants who had a drink sweetened with glucose had reduced blood flow in an area of the brain called the hypothalamus, while those who drank a fructose-sweetened beverage saw a slight increase in blood flow -- a proxy for brain activity -- Dr. Robert Sherwin of Yale University and colleagues reported in the Jan. 2 issue of the...Full Story
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