Fructose syrup is a commonly used sweetener that is found in a variety of processed foods and beverages. Fructose is a simple sugar that is naturally found in fruit and some vegetables, but the fructose syrup used in foods is usually made from cornstarch.
The use of fructose syrup has become widespread in the food industry due to its low cost and high sweetness. However, consuming excess fructose has been linked to various health problems, including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
Fructose can be harmful to the body in excess amounts. Additionally, fructose can increase levels of uric acid in the body, which can contribute to the development of gout.
For individuals with diabetes, consuming too much fructose can lead to increased blood sugar levels. However, consuming small amounts of fructose from whole fruits and vegetables as part of a balanced diet is generally safe and beneficial.
In this Live session, Dr. Weimbs, the president of Santa Barbara Nutrients (SBN), discusses Dr. Johnson’s research, the link between Fructose and Uric Acid with Obesity and a host of other metabolic diseases including Cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Mesoamerican Nephropathy.
0:02 Dr. Richard Introduction
1:25 How Richard Becomes a faculty member in Colorado?
3:20 How Richard balances his time:
4:20 What “Nature wants us to be Fat” book about?
7:21 What is ATP?
10:05 Fructose intake in old times
12:40 Fructose intake nowadays
13:46 How our body can make Fructose?
15:34 How Salty Foods stimulate Fructose production?
19:53 Can Fructose make it to the brain when you ingest it?
22:15 Can brain running out of energy cause Epilepsy?
23:45 Is there a connection between Uric Acid and Fructose?
30:17 Uric Acid and Obesity association with Cancer
34:57 Benefits of Low Carbohydrate Diet
41:52 The “Switch”
42:43 Why have we lost Uricase enzyme?
49:45 Why do people with Gout mostly get CKD?
54:33 In which disease Uric Acid is central player?
1:00:42 To get in touch with Dr. Richard
In conclusion, fructose is a type of sugar that is naturally found in fruit and some vegetables. While excess consumption of fructose can be harmful, consuming moderate amounts of fructose from whole foods is generally considered safe and healthy. It is important to be mindful of added sugars, including fructose, in processed foods and to consume a balanced diet rich in whole fruits and vegetables.
Who is Dr. Richard Jhonson?
Dr. Johnson is a prominent nephrologist and professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. He is a clinician, educator, and researcher. He is board certified in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and kidney disease and is the founding editor of Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, one of the main textbooks on kidney disease. For more than 20 years, he has led research on the cause of obesity and diabetes, with special interest in the role of sugar (especially fructose) and uric acid. His research has been highly cited, published in top medical journals, and supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is the author of The Sugar Fix and The Fat Switch, and – most recently – the book “Nature Wants Us to Be Fat”.
Learn more about Dr. Johnson’s work:
University of Colorado faculty profile: https://som.cuanschutz.edu/Profiles/Faculty/Profile/9426
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