Fructose consumption linked to the increase of liver disease among adolescents and children

New study indicates that sugar intake and uric acid concentration independently contribute to the incidence and progression of liver disease, reports the Journal of Hepatology

ELSEVIER HEALTH SCIENCES

IMAGE
IMAGE: DEPICTION OF HOW FRUCTOSE CONSUMPTION IS RELATED TO AN INCREASE OF SERUM URIC ACID CONCENTRATIONS (VIA XANTHINE PATHWAY) AND THE PROGRESSION LIVER DAMAGE (VIA OXIDATIVE STRESS). view more 

CREDIT: JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 14, 2017 – Recent research suggests that dietary fructose intake may increase serum uric acid concentrations and that both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be increased in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Investigators have now established that both dietary fructose consumption and serum uric acid concentrations are independently associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Their conclusions are published in the Journal of Hepatology.

Leer Más




Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

160422091900_1_540x360

A range of diseases — from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, and from Alzheimer’s disease to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — are linked to changes to genes in the brain. A new study by UCLA life scientists has found that hundreds of those genes can be damaged by fructose, a sugar that’s common in the Western diet, in a way that could lead to those diseases.

Leer Más