Average consumption of fructose or sucrose significantly increases the amount of fat produced by the liver, according to new research conducted by University of Zurich researchers.
Average consumption of fructose or sucrose significantly increases the amount of fat produced by the liver, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Zurich in Germany. In addition, the researchers state that the effect in question continues for a very long time.
Although it has long been known that increased sugar consumption is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, scientists divided approximately 100 healthy subjects into 3 groups and these groups were compared with the control group.
Each group received approximately 80 grams of fructose, glucose or sucrose daily (approximately 2 cans of cola) and the groups were compared according to their sugar consumption.
As a result of the studies carried out, the fat produced by the liver in the group consuming fructose; It was found 2 times more than the glucose consuming or control group. It was also discovered that sucrose has a similar effect to fructose and, contrary to previous studies, sucrose also causes this condition.