Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Fructose

2014-08-27 03:31:16 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine whether sucrose vs high fructose corn syrup from a soft drink results in differences in various metabolic byproducts such as fructose, glucose, serum uric acid, triglyceride and lactate.


Fructose consumption has risen sharply during the past several decades. Since its introduction to the United States in 1967, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) has overtaken sucrose as the main sweetener in manufactured foods and beverages, and thus, is responsible for the approximately 30% increase in fructose in our diet. Numerous studies have shown that excessive fructose consumption can cause a variety of harmful metabolic effects, suggesting that fructose may partially be responsible for the current epidemic in obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes.

This preliminary study will investigate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of fructose in a broad population. Specifically, the goal of our research are to compare the impact of the two main sources of dietary fructose, sucrose versus HFCS, on fructose bioavailability and acute metabolic changes by measuring response phenotypes, such as serum uric acid, lactate, and triglyceride levels.

Study Design

Time Perspective: Prospective




Dr Pepper sweetened with sucrose or high fructose corn syrup


University of Florida, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Center for Pharmacogenomics
United States


Active, not recruiting


University of Florida

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Syrup made from corn used widely in foods and beverages as a cheaper alternative sweetener to SUCROSE (common table sugar). It is generated by enzymatic processing of natural corn syrup to produce a liquid most widely composed of 42 or 55% FRUCTOSE, GLUCOSE, and various POLYSACCHARIDES.

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Carbohydrates present in food comprising digestible sugars and starches and indigestible cellulose and other dietary fibers. The former are the major source of energy. The sugars are in beet and cane sugar, fruits, honey, sweet corn, corn syrup, milk and milk products, etc.; the starches are in cereal grains, legumes (FABACEAE), tubers, etc. (From Claudio & Lagua, Nutrition and Diet Therapy Dictionary, 3d ed, p32, p277)

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