The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage

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After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the liver, according to a new multi-center study. However, the consumption of too much fructose — particularly in a short period of time — can overwhelm the gut, causing fructose to ”spill over” into the liver, where it wreaks havoc and causes fatty liver, researchers discovered.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200629120250.htm">Science Daily</a>

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