OBESITY: Sweetener associated with increased adiposity in young adults
Many students experience weight gain during their first year of college, which has been attributed to environmental changes, including eating habits and activity patterns. A new study implicates the endogenous metabolite and sugar substitute, erythritol, as a novel physiological marker predictive of vulnerability to increased adiposity.
Refers to Hootman, K. C. et al. Erythritol is a pentose-phosphate pathway metabolite and associated with adiposity gain in young adults. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA114, E4233-E4240 (2017).