Do the adverse effects of fructose have anything to do with wine?
Re: Do the adverse effects of fructose have anything to do with wine?
On Jan 3, 12:21*am, "C. Ikehara" <ikeharac200...@gmail.com> wrote:
The study quoted had so few individuals tested that it is only
slightly suggestive that properly designed, double blind tests, using
perhaps hundreds to thousands of individuals, made at several places
and evaluated with carefully designed statistics, would give
meaningful results. If the effect is true and significant, the main
result would seem to be that one ingesting high fructose foods might
tend to gain too much weight. It has long been assumed that heavy
weight shortens lifespan. However a recent massive, proper,
statistical study on the effect of heavy weight on life span, using
data from many sources, shows that longer lifespan is associated more
with those slightly "over weight" to "obese" than those of "normal" to
"below-normal" weight. So I would not yet try to avoid fructose unless
I had heavy weight and it was causing other problems. Even in that
case, eating less in general and avoiding too much total sugars and
starch likely would be more effective than avoiding much fructose.
Ripe grapes contain several kinds of sugars including fructose. For
most dry white and red table wines, these sugars are broken down by
fermentation to carbon dioxide, alcohol, and smaller amounts of many
other compounds. Sweet wines have only some of the sugars fermented,
so some sugar remains in the wine. However you should remember that
many fruits have large amounts of sugars, including fructose. The
typical American, especially the young, ingests a huge amount of
sugars and often much of this comes from soft drinks that often are
sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup because it is cheap.