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Fatty Liver

This clinic sees increasing numbers of patients who have been diagnosed with “fatty liver” even though they rarely consume alcohol.  For many years, high alcohol consumption was thought to be the only cause of fatty liver.  However, with increased consumption of fructose, fatty liver is becoming more prevalent. 

Dr Mercola outlines very nicely the relationship between fructose and health conditions, including fatty liver.  He also mentions the increase in uric acid levels – another factor I often see in clinic.

Eating whole fruit is definitely beneficial.  However, high concentrations of fructose as is found in soft drinks, fruit juices and many processed foods causes significant health issues.  I invite you to take a few minutes and read all of Dr Mercola’s report.