Session: MON 695-707-Obesity Treatment
Poster Board MON-703
Method: For ten weeks, sixty-eight individuals (42.16 ± 11.66 years) consumed low-fat milk sweetened with either HFCS or sucrose such that the added sugar matched the 25th, 50th and 90th percentile population consumption levels of fructose. Fat content of the vastus lateralis (VL) and gluteus maximus (GM) was obtained before and after the ten week intervention. Images were obtained on a Philips Intera 1.5 T magnet. Signal intensity measurements were converted to grams of fat per mL or musculature.
Results: Fat content of both the VL (3.07 ± 0.74 vs 3.15 ± 0.84g/100ml) and GM (4.08 ± 1.50 vs 4.24 ± 1.42g/100ml) were unchanged over the ten weeks (p<0.05). Group assignment did not affect the result (interaction > 0.05).
Conclusions: These short-term data suggest that ectopic fat deposition in skeletal muscles is not promoted by fructose when consumed for ten weeks as part of a normal diet, even in amounts as high as the 90th percentile consumption level.
Nothing to Disclose: SB, JL, ZF, JMR
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