Does fructose give you the munchies? - - Jackson, MS

Does fructose give you the munchies?

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Many of us have new weight loss goals this year.

Now, a Yale University study reveals we may want to avoid fructose if we want to be successful.

Fructose, a sugar used to sweeten many foods and drinks, appears to trigger changes in the brain that can lead to overeating.

Researchers found when people drank a fructose beverage, their brains didn't register the feeling of being full like it did when they consumed drinks with simple glucose.

Scientists say these results don't prove that fructose causes obesity but note that the percentage of overweight Americans has skyrocketed with the increased consumption of the sweetener.

This study was led by researchers at Yale University and published in 'Journal of the American Medical Association'

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