Funded by NIH, University of Utah researchers found that
Corn syrup was more toxic to female mice than table sugar, shortening their lives and cutting their rate of reproduction.
The mice on the fructose-glucose diet produced 26.4 percent fewer offspring than their counterparts on the diet containing added table sugar.
Between 13 and 25 percent of Americans are estimated to eat diets containing 25 percent or more of calories from added sugars, according to the paper.
Sugar from any source supplies the glucose your body use for energy, but sugar added to sweets and beverages has a different impact on your health than the same sugar supplied by a piece of fruit.
Simple sugars gain quick access and cause a spike in blood sugar. All bad sugar is simple sugar, but not all simple sugar is bad. It depends on the source. Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains contain simple sugars. When simple sugars are naturally found in whole food, they come with vitamins, minerals, protein, phytochemicals and fiber. The presence of fiber makes a significant difference because it slows down the absorption of sugar, which moderates its impact on blood sugar.