Short-Term Removal of Sugar Reduces Sugar-to-Fat Conversion in Liver

MD Magazine
by Matt Hoffman

Removing sugar for just 9 days can consistently reduce the liver’s conversion of sugar to fat, known as de novo lipogenesis (DNL), and decreased liver fat, according to study results.

The small study, led by Jean-Marc Schwarz (pictured), PhD, of Touro University California, examined the link between obesity, fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes and sugar consumption, by looking into DNL.

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