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Dietary Sugars and Health

Edited by Michael I. Goran, Luc Tappy, Kim-Anne Lê

CRC Press

418 pages | 6 Color Illus. | 50 B/W Illus.

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Sugar consumption is suspected to play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, fatty liver disease, and some forms of cancers. Dietary sugars—fructose in particular—also have a potential role in obesity and metabolic diseases.

Dietary Sugars and Health presents all aspects of dietary sugars as they relate to health and disease. It provides a review of the current science related to dietary sugars, ranging from historical and cultural perspectives to food science and production to basic research, animal trials, human pathophysiology, epidemiology, and public health policy implications. Each chapter features a concise, thorough summary of the current knowledge, including an overview of cutting-edge research, controversies, and future perspectives.

The book provides a balanced approach through global and multidisciplinary contributions as well as input from various sectors, from academia to the food and beverage industry. The overall collection provides readers with a balanced and complete view of the science related to dietary sugars and health.

This book is an invaluable reference for food scientists, nutrition scientists, clinical and translational researchers, obesity researchers, physiologists, public health scientists, and policy makers.


"The areas covered are wide-ranging and ensure that the book is no dry debate but a fascinating tour of all aspects of dietary sugars and health."

—Jim Young, Glycosmedia,April 2015

Table of Contents

Social Aspects of Dietary Sugars; Amy K. McLennan, Stanley J. Ulijaszek, and Karin Eli

Political Economies of Sugar: Views from a Former Sugarcane Industry; Marisa Wilson and Vishala Parmasad

Sugars in Beverages and Body Weight; France Bellisle

Sugars in Confectionery Products: Technical Functions and Links to Health Outcomes; Laura Shumow

Effects of Dietary Sugars from Natural Sources on Health Outcomes; Eva Arrigoni, Christina Kast, and Barbara Walther

High-Fructose Syrup—So, What is it Exactly?; John S. White

Biological and Health Effects of Nonnutritive Sweeteners; Allison C. Sylvetsky, Rebecca J. Brown, and Kristina I. Rother

Nutrition Economics Related to Consumption of Dietary Sugars; Adam Drewnowski

Sugar Consumption in the Food and Beverage Supply Across the Globe; Barry M. Popkin

Dietary Intake and Availability of Fructose and Sweeteners in the USA; Bernadette P. Marriott

Metabolism of Simple Sugars; Yeo Shi Hui, Lionel Lim Wen Bin, Mary Chong Foong-Fong

Sugars and Metabolic Disorders in Animal Models Including Primates; Michael Pagliassotti, Kimberly Cox-York, and Tiffany Weir

Contributions of Sugars to Metabolic Disorders in Human Models; Kim-Anne Lê and Luc Tappy

Satiating Effects of Fructose and Glucose; Yada Treesukosol and Timothy H. Moran

Sugars in the Brain; Jonathan Q. Purnell

Sugars, Obesity, and Chronic Diseases in Adults; Vasanti S. Malik and Frank B. Hu

Dietary Sugars, Obesity, and Chronic Diseases in Children; Jaimie N. Davis and Stacey Lee

Impact of Dietary Sugars on Obesity and Metabolic Risk During Critical Periods of Growth and Development; Michael I. Goran

Mechanisms by which Dietary Sugars Influence Lipid Metabolism, Circulating Lipids and Lipoproteins, and Cardiovascular Risk; Kimber L. Stanhope and Peter J. Havel

Sugars, Fructose, Hypertension, and Kidney Disease; Laura Gabriela Sanchez-Lozada, Magdalena Madero, Sirirat Reungjui, and Richard J. Johnson

The Effect of Sugars on Markers of Cardiometabolic Disease: An Overview of Meta-Analyses; Viranda H. Jayalath, Vanessa Ha, Effie Viguiliouk, Vivian L. Choo, Adrian I. Cozma, Russell J. de Souza, and John L. Sievenpiper

Mechanisms of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Induced by Dietary Sugars: Methods of Investigation; Qiong Hu and Elizabeth J. Parks

Dietary Sugars and Dental Health; Sára Karjalainen, Eva Söderling, and Adrian Lussi

Dietary Sugars and Cancer Risk; Victoria J. Burley and Janet E. Cade

Dietary Sugars and Physical Performance; Asker E. Jeukendrup

Toward Evidence-Based Policies for Reduction of Dietary Sugars: Lessons from the Alcohol Experience; Laura A. Schmidt, Anisha I. Patel, Claire D. Brindis, and Robert H. Lustig


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Nutrition