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  • One protein mediates damage from high-fructose diet

    03/04/2009 1:41:57 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 756+ views
    Sscience News ^ | March 3rd, 2009 | Laura Sanders
    Sweet reversal: Harmful effects of fructose traced to one protein in a study of mice Knocking out a liver protein in mice can reverse the damaging effects of a super-sweet diet. Diets loaded with high-fructose corn syrup wreak havoc on metabolic processes, but how fructose does its damage has been a mystery. The new study, appearing in the March 4 Cell Metabolism, identifies a possible culprit, a protein in the liver called PGC-1 beta. The new research is “putting together things that we know and making a link,” comments Carlos Hernandez of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The...