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.
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
"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