Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fructose sugar makes maturing human fat cells fatter, less insulin-sensitive, study finds

Fructose sugar makes maturing human fat cells fatter, less insulin-sensitive, study finds

Fructose Sugar Makes Maturing Human Fat Cells Fatter, Less Insulin-Sensitive, Study Finds

ScienceDaily (June 21, 2010) — Fructose, a sugar widely used in soft drinks and processed foods, often gets some of the blame for the widespread rise in obesity. Now a laboratory study has found that when fructose is present as children's fat cells mature, it makes more of these cells mature into fat cells in belly fat and less able to respond to insulin in both belly fat and fat located below the skin.

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