Monday, May 12, 2014 8:00:24 AM
This is true, sugar subdues the appetite, however it is very unhealthy due to the lack of nutritional content.
According to the researchers, "increases in fructose consumption have paralleled the increasing prevalence of obesity, and high-fructose diets are thought to promote weight gain and insulin resistance."
Consumption of fructose, which includes refined table sugar (technically sucrose, a combination of fructose and glucose) and high-fructose corn syrup, led to smaller increases in circulating satiety hormones compared to glucose ingestion, the researchers found. Glucose is found in fruits and vegetables and in starchy foods like bread, pasta and rice. In fact, the study found that administration of fructose actually provokes feeding in rodents, while glucose administration promotes satiety.