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How Does Fructose Intake Contribute to Obesity?

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  • More than 40% of adults in the United States have obesity, of whom almost 10% have severe obesity.
  • Obesity is a risk factor for many health conditions, including cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and some cancers.
  • The fundamental cause of obesity is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.
  • However, it may not be just the amount of calories, but the source of those calories that can lead to obesity. 
  • New research suggests that fructose — a simple sugar found in many foods — may drive obesity and related health conditions.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO)Trusted Source, some 13% of adults worldwide have obesity. Although obesity rates are increasing in low-income countries, most are in higher-income countries.

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