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Originally posted by hypervalentiodine
And of course they gained weight - your body stores excess glucose as glycogen, which presents as an increase in weight.
While it's true that glucose the body stores glycogen, in the muscles (about 400g) and the liver (about 100g), it's pretty ridiculous to attribute weight gain/loss to glycogen stores. Considering the small percentages of glycogen in muscle (about 1%) and the liver (about 10%), any fluctuation in weight could easily be attributed to water retention/excretion.
Your body also stores excess glucose as in fat cells. It does so by converting glucose to fat in the liver. The byproduct of fructose metabolism IS fat, or VLDL Triglycerides. Those triglycerides, in excess, are then shuttled to the fat cells by insulin that was spiked by glucose.
So...most increase in weight was the direct result of consuming fructose and glucose.