Fructose: Synthesis, Functions and Health Implications

Brandon M. Johnston (Editor)
Aaron B. Collins (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress, Food Science and Technology
BISAC: HEA048000



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Fructose is a carbohydrate found in plants and humans. It was isolated in 1947 from sugar cane, where it is a component of sucrose. In this book, the authors discuss the synthesis, functions and health implications of fructose. Topics include high-fructose consumption and metabolic disease; detrimental neuroendocrine and metabolic effects of fructose during peri-natal and adult periods; fructose and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; and fructose ingestion effects on brain functions. (Imprint: Nova)


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High-Fructose Consumption and Metabolic Diseases
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Role of Fructose in Body Functions: An Overview
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Fructose and the Control of Food Intake
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Effect of Fructose on Health
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