ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Know Your Asthma Triggers
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Fish Oil's Benefits Remain Elusive
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
CANCER
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Massage Therapy Helps Those With Advanced Cancer
CAREGIVING
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
Exercise During Pregnancy May Help Baby
Stressed Health Care Workers Battle 'Compassion Fatigue'
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Dental Implants Need More Work Than Root Canals
A Sweet Way to Shield Baby's Teeth
DIABETES
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
Eating Less May Slow Aging Process
Atkins Diet Tougher on Heart After Weight Loss
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance
Preparing for a Chlorine Gas Disaster
EYE CARE, VISION
Music Can Help Restore Stroke Patients' Sight
Americans Losing Sight of Eye Health
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
FITNESS
FDA Mandates New Warnings for Botox
Vigorous Exercise Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk
MRSA Infections Can Bug Fitness Buffs
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
It Pays to Eat Less as You Age
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Trans-Fat Ban In New York City Is Proving successful
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart
Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Teens Lose More Weight Using Healthy Strategies
Protect Your Kids From Swine Flu While at Camp
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
MEN'S HEALTH
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
MENTAL HEALTH
Bullying Seems to Affect Kids Years Later
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
SENIORS
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Meditation May Help Put Primary Insomnia to Bed
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Spice Compounds May Stem Tumor Growth
Green Tea May Help Treat Uterine Fibroids
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
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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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