Friday, June 1, 2012


Nearly 10 percent of U.S. teens have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a largely silent accumulation of fat in their liver cells that puts them at risk for developing later cardiovascular disease and additional liver problems, new research has found.

"Puts them at risk for developing later ...."  I would say it a little different - since the same thing that causes NAFLD is the most likely cause of CVD and the rest of the diseases of civilization - fructose specifically and excess carbohydrate consumption in general - NAFLD is just another symptom of excess fructose/sugar consumption.  I don't see any way one could separate the other adverse results from excess fructose/sugar consumption from those that result from NALFD itself. 

Anyone willing to bet that any population goes from consuming 5% of calories as fructose to 20% of calories from fructose they'll hatch a bunch of NAFLD cases?  That is what happened in the US. 

I dare anyone to show me a case of this that is caused by excess fat consumption.

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