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Newswise — Article title: Sugar causes obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice independently of sweet taste

Authors: Ana Andres-Hernando, Masanari Kuwabara, David J. Orlicky, Aurelie Vandenbeuch, Christina Cicerchi, Sue C. Kinnamon, Thomas E. Finger, Richard J. Johnson, Miguel A. Lanaspa

From the authors: "[W]e conclude that sugar can induce metabolic syndrome in mice independently of its sweet properties. Furthermore, our data demonstrate that the metabolism of fructose is necessary for sugar to drive intake and preference in mice."

This study is highlighted as one of August’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism