Fructose tied with diabetes and liver disease

University of California in Davis (USA) related to the frequency use of sucrose with harm to the liver and other organs, as well as the use of fructose contained in corn syrup. Article Specialists Published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

187 participants from 18 to 40 years were distributed by groups depending on the floor, body mass index, concentration of triglycerides, lipoproteins and insulin levels in an empty stomach. The tests died every day three portions of the drink sweetened by sucrose, as well as portions of the corn syrup with a high content of fructose or beverage sweeten aspartame, for 16 days.

Volunteers lived in the clinical department within 3.5 days before drinking drinks and during the last days of the study. Thus, their diet and activity levels were monitored for better assessment of risk factors. Experts found out how fast subjects, even thin or having normal weight, demonstrated changes in the level of fat in the liver, insulin sensitivity, the number of circulating lipids, lipoproteins and uric acid, when they drank sweet drinks.

For two weeks, scientists observed a significant change in the insulin sensitivity and the level of fat in the liver in two groups that consumed beverages with sucrose or corn syrup with a high content of fructose. The decrease in insulin sensitivity is an important risk factor of type 2 diabetes, and a clinically significant change for two weeks emphasizes the need to track the level of consumed sugar.

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