A very interesting article on how a team of scientists "recently conducted a study to see if the human brain responds in different ways to consumption of two types of simple sugar: glucose and fructose."
They found that "blood flow and activity in brain areas controlling appetite, emotion and reward decreased after consuming a drink with glucose, and participants reported greater feelings of fullness. In contrast, after drinking fructose, the brain appetite and reward areas continued to stay active, and participants did not report feeling full."
Furthermore, the team noted that "people do not typically drink glucose and fructose separately; they are generally found together in foods and beverages. Table sugar is made of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose molecules bound together. High-fructose corn syrup is made of unbound glucose and fructose molecules, usually in a ratio of 45 percent glucose to 55 percent fructose."
However, the research team does not yet know whether "table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup affect the brain differently, or if they have different effects on body weight over time."
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