The Truth About Sweeteners: Natural & Artificial. | Arun Thai Natural Health |

"Fructose is metabolized in the liver and quickly converted into belly fat and cholesterol, and not used by the body for energy (in nature, bears gorge on fruits in the late summer in an effort to begin storing the fat they will need through the winter).  Fructose is also a challenge for the liver to break down and, in excess, creates toxic metabolic waste products.  The problem is not fructose itself, but in the concentration."