Fruit Sugar Linked to Obesity

Yale researchers found that fructose, a sugar commonly added to soft drinks, fruit juice and processed foods as a sweetener, does not fill our appetite as much as other sugars. Based on this finding, they said the rise in obesity in recent years may have been driven in part by an increase in fructose consumption. Clinton Wang ’15, Olivia Pavco-Giacci ’16, and Chantel Simpson ’14 report.

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