Excessive accumulation of triglycerides (TG) in the liver in the absence of significant alcohol consumption causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)…. High fructose corn syrup (HFCS)-containing beverages were associated with metabolic abnormalities and contributed to the development of NAFLD in human trials.

Some studies have shown that a low-carb way of eating is best both to prevent or reverse non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

In my own experience, as well as my observations of others, the “magical” way to lower triglycerides is with a low-carb way of eating!


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