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Fructose may be making us eat more

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f74 (Published 09 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f74

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Consumption of glucose reduces blood flow in the hypothalamus—the part of the brain that controls appetite and hunger—but consumption of fructose does not. Also, fullness and satiety are increased after consuming glucose, but not after consuming fructose.

This was found in a study of young healthy volunteers: 10 men and …

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