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I recently read that fructose changes to cholesterol in the

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I recently read that fructose changes to cholesterol in the liver. I tend to have cholesterol readings that are in the 190's and would slow down my fruit intake if this is true.
Does this make sense or did I misunderstand something. Thanks....Steve
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.
Greetings Steve.

Fructose is consumed in various forms as following

1) refined sugars such as sucrose or table sugar (which is half fructose)
2) high-fructose corn syrup,
3) soft drinks,
4) protein bars,
5) fruit juice.

Since metabolism of fructose in liver is complicated; there are various risk factors like diabetes and high cholesterol formation (especially if the body's carbohydrate needs are already met out). Thus, it's consumption should be moderate to low. Please read these studies;

This high fructose consumption should be avoided and greater efforts should be made to curb the supplementation of packaged foods with high fructose additives.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

Dr. Arun
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