Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome.

  title={Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome.},
  author={Sharon S Elliott and Nancy L. Keim and Judith S. Stern and Karen L. Teff and P. Havel},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={76 5},
This review explores whether fructose consumption might be a contributing factor to the development of obesity and the accompanying metabolic abnormalities observed in the insulin resistance syndrome. The per capita disappearance data for fructose from the combined consumption of sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup have increased by 26%, from 64 g/d in 1970 to 81 g/d in 1997. Both plasma insulin and leptin act in the central nervous system in the long-term regulation of energy homeostasis… CONTINUE READING
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