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Fructose and None Alcoholic Fatty Liver

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Peyt, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    Hi,
    I have NAFL and I also have SIBO which means I have a tough time digesting Fructose,
    I don't think many doctors would consider not being able to digest fructose as a cause of None Alcoholic Fatty Liver because none of my doctors have ever mentioned it.
    However, today I came across this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2423467/
    and wanted to know if anyone knows any other research or first hand information about this specific correlation between Fructose malabsorption and None Alcoholic Fatty liver?

    I wonder if Fructose acts similar to alcohol and builds up somehow in the liver and cause problems?
     
  2. ChrisD

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    Very Interesting, I have a genetic predisposition to NAFL and have a hard time with Fructose, any fruit causes an almost immediate increase in CFS/Fibro symptoms including pain in arms and hands....
     
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    Learner1 Professional Patient

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  5. Gondwanaland

    Gondwanaland Senior Member

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    Fruit has generally little to do with NAFLD. Problematic is fructose from refined sugar and HFCS.

    Intolerance to fruit is much more related with fiber fermentation in the gut, SIBO => FODMAPs intolerance.
     
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  6. Peyt

    Peyt Senior Member

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    True, but many fruits are high in Fructose,
    There is a free FODMAP app available that one can download on their phone which shows which foods are high on FODMAPS,
    and Fructose is part of FODMAPs
     
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  8. Peyt

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    Does anyone know if there are any lab tests to measure the Fructose in the liver? Or how is Fructose tested to be identified as a cause of NAFL?
     

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