New study indicates that sugar intake and uric acid concentration independently contribute to incidence and progression of liver disease
Date: February 14, 2017
Source: Elsevier Health Sciences
Recent research suggests that dietary fructose intake may increase serum uric acid concentrations and that both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be increased in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Investigators have now established that both dietary fructose consumption and serum uric acid concentrations are independently associated with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).