Liver Health

Habitual Fructose Intake Relates to Insulin Sensitivity and Fatty Liver Index in Recent-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Patients and Individuals without Diabetes

Nutrients 2018, 10(6), 774; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10060774 — Weber KS, Simon MC, Strassburger, et al. — Download PDF — Objective: To test the hypothesis that higher habitual intake of fructose from regular food sources (assessed as total fructose, fructose from fruits, fructose from juices, and fructose from sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB)) are associated with lower hepatic but not […]

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Study Linking Fructose Intake to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

A study entitled “Serum uric acid concentrations and fructose consumption are independently associated with NASH in children and adolescents,” was recently published in the Journal of Hepatology. The purpose of the study was to identify the factors associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in children and adolescents with confirmed cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). More […]

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with excessive calorie intake rather than a distinctive dietary pattern

A study published in Medicine sought to characterize the dietary patterns of patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and to assess the efficacy of dietary interventions on NAFLD related outcomes. Researchers collected a total of 55 NAFLD patients and 88 controls to complete the study in northern Germany. All participants were subjected to a […]

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Therapeutic Interventions for Fructose-Induced Fatty Liver Disease are Premature

In their recent article, Vos and McClain paint a grim picture of dietary fructose, likening its effect to alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis and liver injury and thereby ‘‘defining targets for therapeutic interventions.’’ The case for such interventions is unsupported, built as it is on inappropriate extrapolation of highly exaggerated diets to the human condition, and decidedly premature for two reasons.

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