How does sugar damage liver? Why effects of sugar on liver parallel liver damage by alcohol? How sugar overwhelms liver mitochondria? Endocrinologist and prominent nutrition expert, Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, explains how sugar leads to fatty liver disease. How sugar damages liver? Sugar and alcohol affect the liver in the same way. How does sugar damage the live? Excess sugar overwhelms mitochondria. Mitochondria cause liver to increase fat storage. This is how sugar causes liver disease. Sugar is just as addictive as alcohol. Doctors now understand how sugar damages liver. Liver transplants are required in teenage soda drinkers. Sugar vs alcohol addiction. They are very similar in nature. Sugar causes fatty liver disease by causing accumulation of liver fat. Fructose causes liver disease and increases insulin production by pancreas. Sugar also causes type 2 diabetes by driving up insulin production. Video interview with leading expert in pediatric endocrinology and nutrition. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion confirms that sugar craving diagnosis is correct and complete. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have to find ways to make everyone know how sugar damages liver.Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion also confirms that sugar craving therapy is required. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Medical second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for sugar craving. Get medical second opinion on sugar craving and be confident that your treatment is the best. Flooding mitochondria with energy is how sugar damages liver. Sugar vs alcohol metabolism. (Pediatric neuroendocrinologist, UCSF). Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We used to consume somewhere between 2 and 3 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We now consume 22 teaspoons of added sugar per day. It is this increase that has driven high insulin. This has driven the weight. This has driven all the chronic metabolic diseases that we know about. Sugar drives diabetes, hypertension, lipid problems, heart disease, cancer, dementia. These are all defects in energy metabolism. Mitochondria are the little energy burning factories inside our cells. They have become overwhelmed with excess energy. Mitochondria don't know what to do with the extra energy. Mitochondria causes the development of liver fat. This causes the pancreas to make extra insulin. This causes all of the downstream metabolic diseases that we know about today. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. I can prove it. Because, number one, we have children with Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a disease that was never seen before in children. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have children with a disease called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You look at their liver. it looks just like they are alcoholics. Their liver has the exact same structure. It has exact same pathology as an alcoholic liver does. In fact, we have done two liver transplants here at UCSF in four hundred-pound soda drinkers. But they haven't been drinking alcohol. What have they been drinking instead? Sugar. Because alcohol and sugar are metabolized identically. Alcohol and sugar are metabolized in the same way? Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, Yes, in the same way. Known toxin, alcohol, and sugar are similar? Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. That's leading. Alcohol is not dangerous because of its calories. Alcohol is dangerous because it's alcohol. Sugar is the same. It's not dangerous because of its calories. It is dangerous because it is sugar. Body metabolizes sugar differently than any other carbohydrates. Sugar is metabolized only in the liver. Its metabolism is not regulated by insulin. Sometimes your mitochondria are overwhelmed by sugar. It has no choice but to turn it into liver fat. Also the process of metabolizing sugar actually creates an oxidative stress. Sugar metabolism creates reactive oxygen species. These are little hydrogen peroxides that actually damage cells. Unless they are quenched by antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamin E or other things that you would get from fruits and vegetables. Bottom line is this. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We are overdosed. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We are hurting ourselves, and the food industry is hurting us. Because of how they have changed the food over the past thirty-five years. Dr. Robert Lustig, MD. We have to fix it. How sugar damages liver. Sugar = alcohol. Video interview with Dr. Robert Lustig. Alcohol and sugar are same for liver. Liver transplants in children soda drinkers.