As a pure carbohydrate, has a high food energy content (4 kilocalories per gram or 17 kilojoules per gram), and thus can make a diet hypercaloric even in small amounts, contributing to obesity. An experiment with rats that were fed a diet one-third of which was sucrose may serve as a model for the development of the metabolic syndrome. The sucrose first elevated blood levels of triglycerides, which induced visceral fat and ultimately resulted in insulin resistance.
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EDF Suspected: Gastrointestinal or Liver Toxicant, Neurotoxicant, Respiratory Toxicant.
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Present in these vaccines:
refined sugar, table sugar