Plant Sugar May Prove to be Healthy Sweetener

Agavins, natural sugars derived from the stem of the agave plant, reduced weight and blood sugar in mice prone to diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from Mexico.

In the study, male C57BL/6J mice were randomly distributed into seven groups of four mice. One group received a standard diet plus plain water. The others received a standard diet plus water supplemented with either glucose, fructose, sucrose, agave syrup, agavins, or aspartame.

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