"A 64 year old woman had been treated for diabetes type 2 and high blood pressure and weighed 273 lbs."She was recommended, in January 2007, by her doctor do quit eating bananas, which she did twice a day. Without making any other lifestyle changes or diet changes she lost 26 lbs the first year, simply by not eating bananas. By spring 2009 she had lost a total of 60 lbs.
She had ended her insulin treatment as a result and her blood pressure medicin had been reduced by 50%. Her husband who also quit eating bananas, lost 22 lbs during the same time.
"A 42 year old man had a habit of drinking half a gallon of soda every day. He had been doing so for a long time."
When recommended by his doctor to stop this habit, he lost 17 lbs in a few weeks.
"An office removed the bowl of fruit from the staff room by mistake."Within a few weeks, almost all employees had lost a few pounds, which surprised them in a good way. Some employees suspected the fruit, but nobody said anything.
More on fructose:
If fructose is a Villain, what about juice?
Consuming fructose-sweetened, not glucose-sweetened, beverages increases visceral adiposity and lipids and decreases insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese humans
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Livsmedelsverket mörkar att du blir fet av frukt
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