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Fructose is a chronic, dose-dependent, liver toxin just like alcohol notes Robert Lustig MD
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"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 [increasing body 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," 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).
"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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