Sucrose drink induced obesity and metabolic syndrome in human and animal models. However, age-specific metabolic effects of sucrose beverages are not clear yet. The purpose of this study was then to investigate changes in plasma biochemical parameters, oxidative stress markers, as well as lipid and redox contents and lipolytic activities in insulin target organs (liver, adipose tissue) in sucrose drinking rats at 10% and 30% during one month (day 30) and three months (day 90). Our results emphasized that sucrose drink induced obesity, adipose tissue accumulation with hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, liver steatosis, alterations in lipases activities and oxidative stress. These metabolic alterations were worsened by the amount of sucrose in the drink (30% versus 10%). The changes were apparent in young rats at day 30 and persisted until adulthood at day 90. Adult rats presented more sucrose-induced-metabolic abnormalities. In conclusion, sucrose drink induced an early increase in metabolic syndrome components....

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