Thursday, December 8, 2011
MedPage Today (12/8, Fiore) reports that "fructose may not be an ideal sweetener for diabetics," according to research presented at a press briefing arranged by the Endocrine Society. The results of several studies have suggested that "its links with hypertension, adiposity, and increased uric acid levels could potentially outweigh its immediate blood sugar benefits, especially among patients with diabetes, who already have or are at risk for such comorbidities," researchers explained. In fact, "the American Diabetes Association doesn't recommend fructose as a substitute sweetener for glucose," MedPage Today points out. However, people with diabetes may consume fruit as part of "a healthy diet."
Posted by Loyola Online Masters of Public Health at 8:41 AM