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Fructose: 5 Research-Backed Side-Effects

Fructose is a natural sugar found in many foods like fruits, but it is also made into high fructose corn syrup, called non-fruit fructose.

Regular consumption of non-fruit fructose, like fruit juices, sweeteners, or sodas, might cause health problems.

Research has shown that excessive intake of non-fruit fructose can lead to metabolic disorders like obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, pro-inflammatory state, and pro-thrombosis.

In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of fructose that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.

We also have an article about fructose named What Is Fructose & What Foods Can I Find It In? if you're interested in learning more.

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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Fructose

These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of fructose.

1. Blood Sugar

Fructose - Blood Sugar

About this claim

Blood sugar is the amount of glucose present in your blood. Every time you eat, your blood sugar fluctuates. Research is telling us that some foods and nutrients can affect your blood sugar negatively. They can spike your blood sugar, keeping your levels high. Over time, high blood sugar can lead to long-term, serious health problems.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 25 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

2. Cholesterol

Fructose - Cholesterol

About this claim

Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that some nutrients might negatively affect your cholesterol.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 26 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

3. Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

Fructose - Diabetes And Insulin Resistance

About this claim

Diabetes and insulin resistance are both medical conditions. According to research, some nutrients raise your glucose levels, which are bad for you, especially if you have diabetes or are insulin resistant.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 23 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

4. Hypertension

Fructose - Hypertension

About this claim

Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. It’s one of the most relevant cardiovascular risk factors. Some nutrients are associated with negative effects on blood pressure, according to research.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 10 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

5. Inflammation

Fructose - Inflammation

About this claim

Consuming foods that are bad for you can cause chronic inflammations. Research shows that all nutrients might not be useful for you. Some might give you or make your inflammation worse.

Research sources for this claim

You are welcome to explore 47 other nutrients that share this research-backed claim in our nutrition tool.

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator




Sara
Niemelä

I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.