Fructose cannot be considered a safe alternative to sugars. Researchers from the University of California have found that eating large amounts of fructose alters the activity of a number of genes. As a result of disrupted functioning of the brain, increases the likelihood of Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. The results of the work done by scientists tells the newspaper The Siasat Daily.
To combat the negative effects of fructose helps docosahexaenoic acid. In small quantities it is formed in the human body, but to maintain health requires large dosages of this substance. That's why researchers recommend more often to eat walnuts, flax seeds and fish oil.
The researchers analyzed 900 genes. The activity of two of them changed under the influence of fructose. Genes Bgn and Fmod can start chain reactions, thrilling hundreds of other genes.