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Difficult experiment

Although the rat experiment sounds simpler than working with human test groups, it is still a very difficult experiment. To state that weight gain was higher despite similar total caloric intake may be incorrect, if the quality of the food intake is more suitable for weight gain. One would have to compare glucose with the same amount of starch (a non-sweet glucose polymer) to guarantee identical caloric quantity and similar nutritious quality.
However, I thought it was well established for humans that sweet food sensations in the mouth induce insulin production, leading to lower blood sugar levels, inducing hunger, and leading to further food consumption.

Posted by Jurgen Denecke
28 November 2012 | 20h02

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