According to a new research too much sugar might harm the livers of otherwise healthy men.
It was discovered that sugar-rich diet was associated with unhealthily high levels of fat in both the blood and the liver
According to lead researcher Bruce Griffin, “consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.”
Griffin is professor of nutritional metabolism at the University of Surrey in Guildford, England.
“This study offers yet another valid reason to cut back on sugar,” said Dana Angelo White. A dietitian and clinical assistant professor of sports medicine at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn.
“In addition to piling on the empty calories, sugar creates more metabolic work for the liver,” she noted.
“Our findings provide new evidence that consuming high amounts of sugar can alter your fat metabolism in ways that could increase your risk of cardiovascular disease,” Griffin said in a university news release.
“While most adults don’t consume the high levels of sugar we used in this study, some children and teenagers may reach these levels of sugar intake by over-consuming fizzy drinks and sweets,” Griffin said. “This raises concern for the future health of the younger population, especially in view of the alarmingly high prevalence of NAFLD in children and teenagers, and exponential rise of fatal liver disease in adults.”
So my advice is, my male folks don’t let the sugar kill your liver.
The study was published Oct. 5 in the journal Clinical Science .