In a small study, Texas researchers showed that the body converts fructose to body fat with “surprising speed,” said Elizabeth Parks, associate professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The study, which appears in The Journal of Nutrition, shows how glucose and fructose, which are forms of sugar, are metabolized differently.
Looks like more evidence of the dangers of refined sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup.
Those of us on a low carb diet we already knew this or are at least protected from it by the fact we’re avoiding foods that are high in carbs.
Read food lables for lists of ingredients and stay away from anything that contains High Fructose Corn Syrup, HFCS or anything similar.