21 Feb '12, 5pm

Fructose not linked to extra weight gain: The finding, he told Reuters Health, "represents pretty reasonable evi...

Fructose not linked to extra weight gain: The finding, he told Reuters Health, "represents pretty reasonable evi...

NEW YORK - A little extra simple sugar in your diet probably won't make you pack on the pounds — as long as you cut down on other carbs to make up for it, a new analysis of past studies suggests. Researchers found that people who consumed extra fructose baked into breads or sprinkled into drinks didn't gain any extra weight compared to those who had other types of carbohydrates instead — when they ate the same number of total calories. On the other hand, when study participants supplemented a standard diet with extra calories in the form of straight fructose, they did gain weight. "Fructose probably isn't any different than other sources of carbohydrates," said lead author Dr. John Sievenpiper , a research fellow at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto . The finding, he told Reuters Health, "represents pretty reasonable evidence that fructose in and of itself doesn't contribu...

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