ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
New Spray Could Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Patients
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture May Help Restore Lost Sense of Smell
Indian Spice May Thwart Liver Damage
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Safe Toys for Dogs
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
New Clues to How Fish Oils Help Arthritis Patients
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones
CANCER
Bitter Melon Extract May Slow, Stop Breast Cancer
Minorities Distrust Medical System More
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
CAREGIVING
Flu Strikes a Milder Blow This Season
Few Hospitals Embracing Electronic Health Record Systems
More Than 60,000 Patients Risked Hepatitis Infections
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
COSMETIC
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Wrinkle Fillers Need Better Label Warnings: FDA Panel
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Fatty Acid in Olive Oil Wards Off Hunger
Successful Weight Loss Shows Unique Brain Patterns
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
Restaurant Sushi May Have More Mercury Than Store-Bought Fare
EYE CARE, VISION
Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study
Florida Vision Test Law: Fewer Traffic Deaths Among Elderly
Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision
FITNESS
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Football Can Shrink Players
Study Shows Exercise Shields Against Osteoporosis
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
Internet Program Helps Problem Drinkers
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fructose Boosts Blood Pressure, Studies Find
Omega-3, Some Omega-6 Fatty Acids Boost Cardiovascular Health
Relaxation Tapes or Mozart Lower Blood Pressure
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
6 Million U.S. Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D
Family Medicine Cabinet Top Source Of Kid's Poisonings
MEN'S HEALTH
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Breast-Fed Baby May Mean Better Behaved Child
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
PAIN
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
SENIORS
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
How Much Fish to Eat While Pregnant?
Caffeine in Pregnancy Associated With Low Birth Weight Risk
Natural Relief for Painful Menstrual Cramps
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Fructose-Sweetened Drinks Up Metabolic Syndrome Risk

MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Fructose-sweetened soft drinks and other beverages can have a negative effect on the body's sensitivity to insulin and its ability to handle fats, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

But glucose-sweetened beverages don't have that kind of impact, the study found.

The research included overweight and obese volunteers who for 10 weeks drank either fructose- or glucose-sweetened beverages that supplied 25 percent of their energy needs. During the study period, participants in both groups gained about the same amount of weight, but those who drank fructose-sweetened beverages showed an increase in intra-abdominal fat.

The researchers, from University of California, Davis, also found that those in the fructose group became less sensitive to insulin, which controls glucose levels in the body, and showed signs of dyslipidemia -- elevated blood levels of fat-soluble molecules called lipids.

The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Decreased sensitivity to insulin and dyslipidemia are signs of metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of heart attack. But whether consuming large amounts of fructose increases heart attack risk over the long-term isn't known, according to the authors of an accompanying commentary.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about metabolic syndrome.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Investigation, news release, April 20, 2009

Last Updated: April 20, 2009

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