Fatty liver disease is a growing concern as doctors see an increase in cases globally. Although a high-fat diet is not enough to cause short-term fatty liver disease, if it is combined with the intake of beverages sweetened with liquid fructose, researchers have found that it may increase the risk. The accumulation of these fats in the liver can accelerate, and hypertriglyceridemia can appear.
This new research was explained in his study involving an experimental mice model and published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. According to the study, the effect caused by fructose in the increase in the synthesis of fatty acids in the liver was found to be more destructive than the fats found in the common American diet.
Fructose is one of the most common sweeteners in the food industry. This simple sugar is industrially created from corn syrup. With low production costs and a sweet flavor, fructose is used by the food industry to sweeten sauces, beverages, and processed foods despite the scientific evidence that has found it to be a risk factor for metabolic diseases, which can lead to cardiovascular risks.
This new study adds to mounting evidence that consumption of fructose-sweetened drinks adds to the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Unfortunately, a fatty liver is the starting point for more severe conditions such as cirrhosis and steatohepatitis.
The effects that are described in this study were observed from liquid fructose. When the liquid is added into sweetened beverages, fructose is quickly absorbed through the liver, which produces metabolic alterations.
Fructose is also found in fruit; however, the amount taken in is lower than a sweetened drink. Also, the process of chewing and taking in fiber with fructose slows down the absorption and its arrival to the liver.
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