A recent study showed there is no metabolic benefit in replacing fructose with glucose in commercially prepared foods. When both groups consumed equal amounts of calories there were no differences in several health markers such as: insulin levels, cholesterol and fatty liver disease, regardless of the fact that one groups calories came from fructose and the other came from sucrose. As much as we would all like there to be an alternative reason for our weight gain and poor health other than the fact that we are not exercising enough and over eating, there isn’t. As harsh as it sounds, people aren’t obese because their parents are, or because of the tablets they are taking or because they are getting old. People gain fat when they are consuming more energy (calories) than they are burning off. Yes, those other factors make it difficult to burn off more calories than you are consuming but not impossible. Accept this and take action. Consume less and exercise more.