Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

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Gracia Fe Yu

Gracia Fe Yu

Philippines

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  • Review Article
    The Role of Fructose in Type 2 Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases
    Author(s): Bernadine Ruiza G Ang and Gracia Fe YuBernadine Ruiza G Ang and Gracia Fe Yu

    Fructose is a hexose that when ingested in high amount increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Type 2 diabetes is estimated to be the 7th leading cause of mortality by 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Food security which is defined as the availability, stability, access and utilization of safe foods is a major determinant in the incidence of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases. Cost-effective food products are highly available and usually utilized abundantly. For example, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) found in numerous food products such as pastries, yogurt and ice cream are used excessively due to its low cost and versatility. Fructose in its pure form or from HFCS supplemented in our diets can be one of the determining .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9600.1000659

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