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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Diets High in Fructose May Harm Liver in Some, Scientists Warn

Increased consumption of this sugar linked to altered metabolism, energy balance stores

MONDAY, Sept. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people with type 2 diabetes who consume increased amounts of fructose -- a simple sugar -- may have high levels of uric acid and a reduction in liver energy stores, researchers say.

High uric acid, or hyperuricemia, is linked to lower levels of liver adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a compound involved in transferring energy between cells, scientists from Duke University Medical Center explained in a news release.

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