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Fructose is a chronic, dose-dependent, liver toxin just like alcohol notes Robert Lustig MD
Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:10 pm Email this article
"Fructose is a chronic, dose-dependent, liver toxin, which is just like alcohol," notes Robert Lustig, MD, pediatric endocrinoligist from the University of California, San Francisco in a 7-part video series called "The Skinny on Obesity" (Episode 2).
"In fact, fructose, the sweetheart of sugar, is more like alcohol than it is anything else."
Too much fructose causes numerous chronic diseases
Too much fructose causes high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia
“Alcohol is metabolized to fat, and so is fructose, driving more liver fat then it can export, you get more insulin resistance, which drives the pancreas to make extra insulin, driving energy deposition into fat cells [the storage of fat], driving your weight gain, and the extra insulin is driving high blood pressure, driving heart disease, driving cell division which leads to cancer, driving changes in the brain that lead to dementia. Driving every single one of these diseases,” Lustig notes.
“When the pancreas can’t make enough insulin, and it burns out, it drives diabetes as well.”
Robert Lustig, MD. The The Skinny on Obesity, Episode 2.
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