Intake of Dietary Fructose Can Heighten Risks of Lever Diseases among Kids: Study Warns
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Intake of Dietary Fructose Can Heighten Risks of Lever Diseases among Kids: Study Warns

Junks food like soda, pizza, burger, sweetened beverages, and cookies, are one of most delicious addictive for kids and there’s no contradict to this fact. But do you know excess intake of junk foods can make your child more exposed to diseases related to Liver? A new aftermath reports of a medical survey has proved that kids who are excessively addicted to junks foods like soda, cold drinks, pizza are more prone to liver syndromes.

The research, led by a team of analysts from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy, found that junk foods have a high amount of dietary fructose, which is responsible for increasing serum uric acid concentrations, resulting in the wellness issues related to Liver. According to the research statistics, the presence of serum uric acid levels and fructose impinges on up to 30% of the general population in Western countries. Moreover, the study also found that it also affects 9.6% of all children, while the effect rate is 38% among those obese children.

As highlighted by the study, the excessive exposure to dietary Fructose to kids can trigger a continuum of liver disease, including NASH – Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). The consumption of junk food builds up extra fat in the liver – whether you consume alcohol or non-alcoholic, resulting in numerous syndromes related to liver wellness including NASH.

Even though NASH is a less destructive form of the Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but it can set off the extreme development of hepatocellular carcinoma among youths, causing severe fibrosis and cirrhosis. The researchers, in their findings also suggested that consumption of dietary fructose is autonomously licked with high uric acid, which frequently occurred in patients suffering from NASH in contrast to those of non-NASH patients.

For conducting the research, published in the ‘Journal of Hepatology,’ the scientific team selected 271 overweight children and young people having NAFLD. Out of the 271 participants, 155 were males, with an average age of 12.5 years and experienced liver biopsy. Among the selected participants, 90% were used to have an addiction of consuming sodas and soft drinks one or more than once a week. Similarly, nearly 95% of patients were regularly consumed crackers, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt, or other snacks as their morning and afternoon snacks.

After concluding the survey and experiment, the researchers found most of the participants who are addicted to junk foods and sweetened beverage are under the developmental condition of NASH, which ultimately is affecting their life expectancy and quality of life too.