Recent studies have proved that sugar intake is not primarily linked to liver disease. However, another study shows that i high calorie diets instead are liable for non-alcoholic fatty diseases.
A particular study was carried out on 2 obese men and the effects of glucose and fructose on their bodies. This experiment was meant to see whether these sugars were responsible for weight gain.
These obese men who ingested these sugars did not witness any significant surges in insulin resistance. However, concentrated activity was noticed in the liver when the diet was switched from high glucose and fructose to high calorie diets.
A mouse study was used to reinforce this claim. And what was discovered with a 10% glucose diet was an increase in body weight, insulin and energy intake of the rodent.
A more comprehensive experiment was carried out at the University of Nottingham using 32 men as case studies. These men were overweight but otherwise in healthy condition.
These participants are randomly ingested high fructose and high glucose diets for a period of 2 weeks. This was followed by a 42-day washout period before their diet was altered to contain high calories.
These male adults were between the ages of 18-50 with a body mass index (BMI) of 27-33kg / m2 and a waistline circumference of around 39 inches (96 centimeters).
Some participants who drank more than 21 units of alcohol within 7 days were exempted because they gained over 3 kg in weight.
Other people that were excluded were vegetarians and male adults who consumed over 25grams of fructose per day. This is equivalent to 16oz or 480 ml of soda drinks every day.
Roughly about a quarter of these participants energy was derived from monosaccharaides which was mixed inside 500 ML of water over a 14 day period to be taken 4 times daily.
Sugary drinks were not allowed and exercises were highly encouraged. These participants were observed closely to see whether fatty diets caused any fluctuating activity to their livers. These high calorie diets indeed showed that serious liver complications could develop.
These studies showed that the liver structure could be thrown into jeopardy by not allowing blood flow conveniently through the liver. And this is what seriously is responsible for the crucible lull of the important functions of this organ. This is not to say that sugars do not take a toll on the liver.
However, the studies showed that excessive calorie intake posed a larger risk to the human liver.
It is imperative to live a healthy life, exercising and dieting. Glucose is a blood sugar that is found in major carbohydrates. Fructose is a simple sugar commonly found in vegetables and fruits.
Stick to these natural deposits and avoid artificial sweeteners that would only give you more calories than required.