Fructose: Bad for The Brain?
There is an ever-increasing body of evidence that clearly shows the incredible threat posed by dietary fructose in multiple areas of human health. A diet higher in fructose is associated with increased risk for weight gain and type 2 diabetes, and just considering these two processes alone, the stage becomes set for all kinds of other downstream maladies.
We are now seeing robust data that relates fructose consumption to increased risk of brain degeneration and even compromised brain function. In this video, I explore one recent publication that was quite extensive and related fructose consumption in the form of beverages to a rapid increase in brain shrinkage as well as a significant decline in cognitive function. We then explore the mechanisms whereby this occurs including how fructose is metabolized into uric acid, compounding the threat to the brain.
In my new book, Drop Acid, we go much deeper into the science that reveals how elevated uric acid, a product of fructose metabolism, poses such a significant threat to the brain.