Fructose: Men and Women Appear to Process It Differently, Study Suggests
Posted Oct 02 2008 3:12pm
Note from Connie: Men's triglyceride counts skyrocketed by 71 percent and by contrast, women's triglyceride counts increased by 16 percent, after overloading on fructose, according to a new study inDiabetes Care.This seems to indicate that men and women process the sweetener differently. Jennifer Moore gives you more information.
After following a high-fructose diet, women's triglyceride counts rose by 16% while men's triglyceride levels spiked a staggering 71% after the fructose overload.
The researchers -- who looked at only 16 men and women -- found that men consuming higher amounts of fructose also experienced a jump in markers for insulin resistance, but the women saw no notable change in their insulin resistance.