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11.03.2018


D-Allulose, the natural sugar that makes your fat reserves smaller

D-Allulose, the natural sugar that makes your fat reserves smaller
It sounds too good to be true: a natural sugar with a sweet taste that makes you lose fat. Researchers from the Japanese Matsutani have been studying such a sugar for several years. The results of their research were interesting enough for the South Korean government to allow independent researchers to test D-allulose on people who are overweight. And the results of that study are also positive.

Study
The researchers, who are associated with Kyungpook National University, divided 120 overweight/obese but healthy subjects into 3 groups. One group drank two glasses of soft drinks with no active substances every day for 12 weeks.

Another group drank 2 soft drinks with 4 grams of D-allulose daily. Another group drank 2 soft with 7 grams of D-allulose daily.

Results
D-Allulose reduced fat mass, but had no effects on fat-free mass.


D-Allulose, the natural sugar that makes your fat reserves smaller


With scans, the researchers determined the size of the abdominal fat and the subcutaneous fat before and after the administration of D-allulose. They saw that certainly the highest dose of D-allulose reduced both types of fat.

The researchers found no effects on cholesterol metabolism, insulin sensitivity and the concentration of inflammatory factors and appetite hormones.

Mechanism
"Several studies have provided preliminary evidence on the impact of D-allulose on lipid metabolism", the researchers write. "Although D-allulose was suggested to act in a similar manner as D-fructose, interestingly, it enhances glucose uptake from liver and suppresses hepatic lipogenic enzyme activities." [J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Apr 1;63(12):3168-76.]

"In addition, it lowered food intake while it increased energy expenditure during darkness and soleus muscle lipoprotein lipase activity in rats pair-fed the high-sucrose diet." [Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2014 Mar;65(2):245-50.]

"D-allulose inhibits dietary fat absorption in the small intestine and increases beta-oxidation in fat tissue under pair-feeding conditions in mice fed with a high-fat diet." [Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016 Jul;60(7):1695-706.]

"Most studies indicated that D-allulose induces a decrease in body weight, fat mass, and food or energy intake in experimental animal models." [Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2001;10(3):233-7.]

Conclusion
"We demonstrated that D-allulose is able to reduce body fat mass in overweight or obese subjects", conclude the Koreans. "Further, the preliminary study also indicates that the effects of D-allulose supplementation are likely to be dose-dependent."

Source:
Nutrients. 2018 Jan 31;10(2).

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