The effect of honey compared to sucrose, mixed sugars, and a sugar-free diet on weight gain in young rats.

@article{Chepulis2007TheEO,
  title={The effect of honey compared to sucrose, mixed sugars, and a sugar-free diet on weight gain in young rats.},
  author={Lynne Chepulis},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2007},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          S224-9
        }
}
To determine whether honey, sucrose, and mixed sugars as in honey have different effects on weight gain, 40 6-wk-old Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a powdered diet that was either sugar free or contained 8% sucrose, 8% mixed sugars as in honey, or 10% honey freely for 6 wk. Weight gain and food intake were assessed weekly, and at completion of the study blood samples were removed for measurement of blood sugar (HbA1c) and a fasting lipid profile. The animals were then minced and total percentage… CONTINUE READING

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