There are many good reasons to avoid the fruit sugar, fructose, but all you need is one: type 2 diabetes. And even worse that fruit itself that ubiquitous additive to many processed foods — high fructose corn syrup.
A recent study highlighted diabetes and all the other key reasons why it's a healthy idea to avoid this truly awful component of processed foods and soft drinks.
I thought of his article when I saw this abstract that noted that:
Long-term exposure of normal rats to a fructose-enriched diet or drinking water is currently used as an animal model for experimental insulin resistance.
When scientists want to induce insulin resistance - a precursor to diabetes - they give rats lots of fructose. Scary. Barry Groves states: "Eat 5 portions of fruti and veg? Not if you want to avoid diabetes"