Researchers at Yale University prove that the human brain produces fructose and glucose. We know that sugar is being added to our bodies through our diet, but we had no idea that all sugars are not similar. Scientists aim to know more about the structure and function of glucose, sucrose, and fructose. A recent finding reveals that fructose and glucose are directly linked to obesity and diabetes. But the sugar is not being added to our bodies through snacks, sodas, and sweets. In fact, Experts of Yale University have found that the brain produces fructose and glucose.

Sugar consumption isn’t needed

During an experiment, ten healthy folks were given a dose of glucose. Another group of ten adults was provided with fructose, while a third group received neither glucose nor fructose. After a few days, scientists observed that fructose was being added to the blood of participants of the third group. This proves that the excessive consumption of sugar is not necessary because our brain produces sugars. Thus, people with diabetes and obesity should not skip sugar from their diet. With the help of a neuroimaging method called magnetic resonance spectroscopy, researchers of Yale University have witnessed that the fructose and glucose levels in the body rise even when we limit our sugar intake.

Human brain produces natural sugars

Dr. Janice Hwang of Yale University claims that human brain produces fructose, glucose, and sucrose. So, we do not need to limit our diet to prevent diabetes. Glucose, sucrose, and fructose are present in fruits, veggies, honey, and various processed foods. The regular consumption of sugars contributes to chronic diseases and high blood sugar level.

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Junice says that though brain produces sugars, but this does not mean we should skip them from our diet. Professors of the Division of Endocrinology at the Yale School of Medicine demonstrate that fructose, sucrose, and glucose have different effects on brain activities. Dr. Janice will find out the side effects of natural sugars on our kidneys.