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Are You at an Increased Risk of Fatty Liver?

Camara Thomas1 year ago

A study was conducted at Tufts University in Boston, MA to determine if there was a link between a person’s daily sugar intake and the risk of them developing a fatty liver.

About the Liver Study

According to Medscape, the study was done by Jiantao Ma, PhD, and others from the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. The findings were then published alone in the Journal of Hepatology.  

They analyzed the results from 2,634 prominently white middle aged men that answered the questionnaire on their level of sugary beverage consumption.  

These were then divided into two categories nonconsumers and consumers.

Results From the Study

  • Of the participants:
    • 34% were nonconsumers
    • 12% were daily consumers.
  • 17% of the study group had developed fatty liver disease.
  • Those who had consumed 1 serving per week to less than 1 per day had an increased risk of developing fatty liver disease by 32%.
  • Along with those who consumed 1 serving per day increased their risk by 61%.
  • They did not find a correlation between those that drank diet soda and their increase in developing fatty liver disease.   


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