Increased dietary fructose linked to elevated uric acid levels and lower liver energy stores

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 15:10 in Health & Medicine

Obese patients with type 2 diabetes who consume higher amounts of fructose display reduced levels of liver adenosine triphosphate (ATP) -- a compound involved in the energy transfer between cells. The findings indicate that elevated uric acid levels (hyperuricemia) are associated with more severe hepatic ATP depletion in response to fructose intake.

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