Sugar intake linked to liver health

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Sugar intake linked to liver health

Scientists in Oregon State University, USA, have been conducting research on impact of sugar consumption on damaged livers.

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This study has been conducted on laboratory mice, which were divided into two groups. Both were initially fed a regular American diet, rich in fats, and later switched to a healthier diet, akin to a meditarrnean diet, which was low on in fats and cholesterol.

However, one of the groups was now fed a diet relatively higher in sugar, while the was given a low sugar diet. Though, both groups exhibited loss in weight, the results with the livers was interesting.

The one with a low sugar diet exhibited significant improvement in liver health, while the one on a higher sugar diet continued to exhibit inflammation, fibrosis of the liver, and oxidative stress.

This led the scientists to accept that a causative link can exist between sugar and liver health.

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