Ep. 63: Why Fructose Does NOT Cause Fatty Liver (NAFLD Part 1)

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Why fructose does not cause fatty liver 
  • The 3 major problems with the research suggesting that fructose causes fatty liver 
  • How fat production in the liver can be protective 
  • The role of PUFA and endotoxin in de novo lipogenesis and inflammation 
  • Why overeating is not the cause fatty liver 

3:54 – an introduction to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) 

15:34 – the basics of fat production in the liver 

17:24 – what happens to carbohydrates when they reach the liver 

20:16 – the basics of why fructose doesn’t cause fatty liver  

26:24 – the details of why fructose doesn’t cause fatty liver 

47:11 – what actually happens when humans consume fructose, even in large amounts 

55:15 – whether low-calorie diets or avoiding fructose and saturated fats are practical dietary strategies 

1:09:52 – what actually happens when humans consume fructose, even in large amounts (cont.) 

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