After the consumption of food or drinks with fructose in the intestine helps the fruit sugar before it reaches the liver. The protects the liver from damage, such as researchers in "Nature Metabolism" reports. It is, however, included a lot of fructose in a short time, overwhelmed with the intestine, what can cause a fatty liver disease.
In animal experiments with mice, researchers were able to show that fructose in the intestine is reduced with the help of an enzyme, the Ketohexokinase,. Mice with a low level of this enzyme in the intestine had fatty liver disease, while animals were protected with a high level of Ketohexokinase activity in the intestine in front of it. Reason for this is that the degradation of fructose in the intestine inhibits the deposition of excess fat in liver cells. The capacity of the intestine, the fructose can be reduced to decide on the amount that can be absorbed without any problem.
This explains why the same amount of fructose leads to the development of a fatty liver if it is consumed quickly, as if it will be included in several stages over an extended period of time. "Taken together, our results show that fructose leads to a storage of fat if the absorption rate is the ability of the intestine exceeds to process fructose and schützen" the liver;, the cardiologist Dr. Zoltan Arany said.
Fructose, also a fruit sugar called, occurs naturally in fruit, vegetables and honey. Especially in the US, many processed foods corn syrup or glucose-fructose is added to syrup as a sweetener, although studies have shown that excessive fructose consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver, obesity and Diabetes is connected.