High Fructose Corn Syrup May Adversely Affect Liver Health
High-fructose corn syrup is a liquid sweetener made from corn that is used in sweetened drinks, sodas, fast food items, candies, breakfast cereal, and canned soup. A new study suggests that high fructose corn syrup consumption may increase the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Participants in the study included 3,292 adults who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018. Food frequency questionnaires were used to determine high fructose corn syrup consumption.
The researchers found that participants who consumed the highest quantities of high fructose corn syrup had a greater risk of developing NAFLD.
The study was conducted by researchers from Charles R. Drew University. It was presented on June 12, 2022 at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society.
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