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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 4 March 2011

Table sugar implicated in degenerative diseases

Published in the Ann Nutr Metab 1983;27:425-435

Serum Uric Acid, Inorganic Phosphorus, and Glutamic-Oxalacetic Transaminase and Blood Pressure in Carbohydrate-Sensitive Adults Consuming Three Different Levels of Sucrose
Karan D. Israela, Otho E. Michaelis IVa, Sheldon Reisera, Mark Keeneyb
aCarbohydrate Nutrition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Md., USA, and
bDepartment of Biochemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, Md., USA

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Elevated uric acid in the bloodstream has been associated with Gout.

In the study 12 men and 12 women consumed diets containing either 5, 18, or 33 % sucrose to determine their effects on uric acid and other levels.

The study found that:
(a) Fasting blood uric acid increased as the level of dietary sucrose increased.
(b) Diastolic blood pressure was significantly higher when subjects were on the 33% sucrose diet as compared to the 5 and 18 % diets.

Karan concludes: "Since elevated serum uric acid and blood pressure have been identified as risk factors in degenerative diseases, this study suggests that carbohydrate sensitive individuals should limit their sucrose consumption".

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