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Fructose Obstructs Brain Repair

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Researchers at UCLA have shown that the sugar fructose is a leading cause of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Animals with this syndrome demonstrate impairment of brain plasticity, which is one of the mechanisms by which the brain heals itself.

Animals that were fed fructose had fewer synapses (connections between brain cells) in their hippocampi.

They also had higher levels of inflammation and free radical damage, and a decline in learning ability and memory.

But once fructose feedings were discontinued, the animals recovered within about three months.

Metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood lipids, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, affects tens of millions of Americans, including children.

It is related not only to high intake of fructose, but also monosodium glutamate (MSG) and other food additive excitotoxins.

A new study found that animals on a high fructose diet had much greater difficulty recovering from a brain injury than animals fed a traditional diet.

Some 5.3 million Americans are living with a traumatic head injury and 1.7 million head injuries occur each year.

Those statistics make this information critical.

On average, Americans consumed 27 pounds of fructose each in 2014. That’s about eight teaspoons per day.

High fructose corn syrup, which is used in thousands of processed foods and drinks, should be avoided at all costs.
 

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