Fatty liver: The sweetener known to cause scarring of the liver – ‘as damaging as alcohol’

Scarring of the liver can, in turn, set the stage for several other complications, including a build-up of fluids in the abdomen and swelling in the veins of the oesophagus, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Signs that the liver is scarring can include confusion, drowsiness, or slurred speech.

What is fructose?

All carbohydrates constitute simple sugars; known as monosaccharides; such as glucose, galactose and fructose.

Fructose is a naturally occurring sugar found primarily in fruits, but it is also a key component of table sugar.

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