Sweetened drinks linked to risk of fatty liver disease

REGULAR consumption of beverages sweetened with sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup is associated with greater risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a study shows.

In research on more than 2600 people from the US Framingham Heart Study cohorts, those drinking soft drinks or other sugar-sweetened beverages at least weekly had a 16% increased risk, and daily consumption was associated with a 61% increased risk, of fatty liver disease.

The link was particularly strong in individuals who were overweight or obese, the researchers found.In contrast, regular consumption of diet soft drink was not