シミズ フミコ SHIMIZU Fumiko
|Roles of Glucose and Sucrose Intakes on the Brain Functions Measured by the Working Ability
and Morris Maze
|Akikazu Takada, Fumiko Shimizu, Yukie Ishii, Mutsumi Ogawa,Tetsuya Takao
|Sugars such as glucose or sucrose are considered hazardous foods because their intakes lead to obesity, further causing diabetes mellitus (DM), or cardiovascular diseases. However, glucose is needed for many brain functions such as memory and emotion among others. Sucrose is degraded into glucose and fructose in the intestine thus intake of sucrose increases plasma levels of glucose. We show that intake of sucrose enhanced memory measured
by Morris maze in rats and improved the working ability in humans. Roles of glucose and sucrose intakes are discussed together with the function of serotonin in feeding.