from journal Obesity
For years obesity has been blamed on high-fat diets and too many carbohydrates. Now, there is another force driving us toward obesity. Scientists at the University of Colorado say the primary problem in obesity may be fructose, which is present in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. They also discovered the body makes fructose from carbohydrates and, when it does, lowers levels of active energy in the body which causes hunger and food consumption. The article in the journal Obesity suggests this perfect storm contributes to obesity—carbohydrates metabolize to fructose, causing us to lose control of our appetite. Then. fatty foods become the major source of calories.