Study: Sugar Makes You Overeat

We already know sugary drinks contribute to obesity. But researchers have discovered they actually change how the brain works.

From The Associated Press, this is your brain on sugar…

After drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the feeling of being full as it does when simple glucose is consumed, researchers found.

Fructose is a kind of sugar. Table sugar is half fructose, and high-fructose corn syrup which appears in many soft drinks and snacks is 55 percent fructose.

For the government-funded study, researchers took several brain scans of healthy young adults before and after drinking sugary drinks. Researchers suggest the effect can be reduced by making more home-cooked meals and paying attention to the ingredient list in your processed foods.

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