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Sugar and body weight regulation.
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PMID:  7598083     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The need to understand reasons for the high prevalence of obesity in developed countries has led to examination of dietary habits that may contribute to obesity. We consider whether consumption of high amounts of sugars presents a public health problem by contributing to the development of obesity. Metabolic studies show that diets high in fat are more likely to result in body fat accumulation than are diets high in carbohydrate. There is no indication that simple sugars differ from complex sugars in this regard. Epidemiologic data show a clear inverse relation between intake of sugar and fat. Further, although high intake of dietary fat is positively associated with indexes of obesity, high intake of sugar is negatively associated with indexes of obesity. There is ample reason to associate high-fat diets with obesity but, at present, no reason to associate high-sugar diets with obesity.
J O Hill; A M Prentice
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0002-9165     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Nutr.     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-31     Completed Date:  1995-07-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376027     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  264S-273S; discussion 273S-274S     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight / physiology*
Dietary Carbohydrates / analysis,  pharmacology*
Energy Metabolism
Obesity / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Weight Gain / physiology
Weight Loss / physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Carbohydrates

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