Sugar's Depressing for Men

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According to this study:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-05649-7

What I find interesting is that the authors did not list the byproducts produced when fructose is metabolized as a possible vehicle for what they found.

In fact, in one news article a scientist commenting on the study almost denied the possibility.
Here is the article:
https://www.theguardian.com/society...ncrease-depression-risk-in-men-study-suggests
Here is the quote:
From a scientific standpoint it is difficult to see how sugar in food would differ from other sources of carbohydrate on mental health, as both are broken down to simple sugars in the gut before absorption and the glycemic index of sugar is less than refined starchy foods such as white bread and rice.
To be precise, sugar is broken down into glucose and fructose in the gut. And fructose has a fairly low glycemic index. But that's because it needs to be processed in the liver.
http://advances.nutrition.org/content/4/2/226.long
 
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I've long tried to reduce my sugar intake. Not only for the sake of my teeth, but I also notice I feel better after a week of low sugar in my diet. It's difficult because sugar is addictive, in everything, and I have a sweet tooth.
 

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