Within two weeks, the subjects experienced a significant change in insulin sensitivity. Is fructose linked to diseases like diabetes and fatty liver? We are going to brief the same.
Scientists link fructose to diabetes and fatty liver disease
Scientists at the University of California at Davis have established a link between frequent consumption of sucrose and fructose, as well as harm to the liver and other organs. The article was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Study participants were divided into groups based on gender, body mass index, triglyceride, lipoprotein, and fasting blood insulin levels. For 16 days, the subjects drank three servings of a drink sweetened with sucrose and fructose syrup daily. Participants’ activity levels were monitored at the clinic.
The researchers found out how quickly the subjects showed changes in liver fat, insulin sensitivity, circulating lipids, lipoproteins, and uric acid when they drank sugary drinks.
Within two weeks, the subjects experienced a significant change in insulin sensitivity. Liver fat levels also changed in the two groups that consumed sucrose drinks or high fructose corn syrup.
Decreased insulin sensitivity is an important risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The clinically significant change over two weeks highlights the need to track sugar intake.