Sucrose: Dietary Sucrose and Disease

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Sucrose is present naturally in a number of foods and is one of the most common sweeteners added to the human diet. There is concern regarding the high proportion of daily calories derived from simple sugars in the modern diet. Adverse health effects associated with sucrose intake that have been proposed include facilitation of excess caloric intake, excess weight gain, dilutional effects of essential nutrients, and increased risk for dental caries, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Human Nutrition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780123848857
ISBN (Print)9780123750839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Caloric beverages
  • Dietary energy intake
  • Energy balance
  • Sucrose
  • Sugars
  • Sweeteners
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight gain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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