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Intakes and sources of dietary sugars and their association with metabolic and inflammatory markers

Overview of attention for article published in Clinical Nutrition, August 2018
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Title
Intakes and sources of dietary sugars and their association with metabolic and inflammatory markers
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Clinical Nutrition, August 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.clnu.2017.05.030
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Laura O'Connor, Fumiaki Imamura, Soren Brage, Simon J. Griffin, Nicholas J. Wareham, Nita G. Forouhi

Abstract

Associations of dietary sugars with metabolic and inflammatory markers may vary according to the source of the sugars. The aim of this study was to examine the association of dietary sugars from different sources [beverages (liquids), foods (solids), extrinsic (free) or intrinsic (non-free)] with metabolic and inflammatory markers. Population-based cross-sectional study of adults in the East of England (n = 9678). Sugar intakes were estimated using food frequency questionnaires. Fasting glycated haemoglobin, glucose, insulin, and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) were measured and indices of metabolic risk were derived (homeostatic model of insulin resistance, HOMA-IR and metabolic risk z-score). In multiple linear regression analyses adjusted for potential confounders including BMI and TEI, sugars from liquids were positively associated with ln-CRP [b-coefficient (95%CI), 0.14 (0.05,0.22) per 10%TEI] and metabolic risk z-score [0.13 (0.07,0.18)]. Free sugars were positively associated with ln-HOMA-IR [0.05 (0.03,0.08)] and metabolic risk z-score [0.09 (0.06,0.12)]. Sugars from solids were not associated with any outcome. Among major dietary contributors to intakes (g/d), sugars in fruit, vegetables, dairy products/egg dishes, cakes/biscuits/confectionary and squash/juice drinks were not associated, but sugar added to tea, coffee, cereal was significantly positively associated with all outcomes. Sugars in 100% juice [0.16 (0.06,0.25) per 10%TEI] and other non-alcoholic beverages [0.13 (0.03,0.23)] were positively associated with metabolic risk z-score. Higher intakes of sugars from non-alcoholic beverages and sugar added to tea, coffee, cereal were associated with glycaemia and inflammatory markers. Sugars from solids were not associated, irrespective of whether they were intrinsic or extrinsic. Positive associations of free sugars were largely explained by contribution of beverages to intake.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 86 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 20 23%
Student > Master 14 16%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Researcher 7 8%
Other 23 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 28%
Unspecified 21 24%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 9%
Other 6 7%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 October 2018.
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#645,268
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Outputs of similar age from Clinical Nutrition
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