Fructose under fire, found to be worse on liver than glucose (Times of India, Times Trends, Oct 3, 2019):
A study published in “Cell Metabolism” found that high levels of fructose in food may inhibit the liver’s ability to properly burn fat. High levels of glucose improved the fat-burning function of the liver, but fructose-rich diet had negative health impact, even though the two sugars had nearly the same calorific content. C Ronald Kahn of Harvard Medical Scool and lead author of the study said. “fructose made the liver accumulate fat, almost having the same effect as ahigh-fat diet.” He added that adding more glucose to the diet had a contrasting effect, promoting the liver’s ability to burn fat, and making for a healthier metabolism. The study noted that if the diet was switched from fructose to glucose, the fat accumulating effect disappeared.