14-Sep-2021 | Market Research Store

The Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have recently published a study that underlines the pertaining fact that regulated amounts of fructose begins altering cell conditions residing in the digestive tractin a manner that enables the cells to absorb more nutrients. The following study is aimed to explain and provide a better understanding of a well-established link between increased fructose consumption associated with increased obesity rates and increased amounts of certain types of cancer related disorders. The research study depends on the effects of fructose’s effect on the villi –a thin hair like structure that lines the inside of the small intestine.

The villi expands upon the surface area of the small intestine and helps the body absorb down nutrients that includes dietary fats as the food passes through the digestive tract. The study revolves around the fact that mice who were fed a steady diet of fructose were found to possess a 25 percent to 40 percent longer villi when compared to the mice who were fed a sample diet. Furthermore, the research teampertained that increased nutrient absorption and the rising weigth gain will further lead toan enlarged villi. Fructose is a structurally different sugar than glucose and it gets metabolized differently.

The research team further concluded that the primary function of fructose’s metabolite process is to promote the elongation of the villi and further aid in intestinal tumor growth. The team notes that while their study was not meant to revolve around the villi, the provided pathway occurring during the study made them focus on a different anatomy than the team first hypothesized. The team also quote in their study that fructose might even lead to promote hyperplasia, or an accelerated growth of the small intestine as the current conclusion was drawn from the examined tissue samples obtained from mice which were treated with a regulated diet of fructose.

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