Diets High in carbohydrates combustion quickly could cause the disease of the foe grass, which in turn can produce liver failure and death, according to a study in mice done by researchers at the Children’s Hospital Boston.
If these findings are confirmed in humans, could mean that the disease of the fatty liver can be avoided and possibly treated through diet changes, pointed the authors.
The researchers fed mice with a diet of index glycemic high or low. The mice that were in the diet of index high glycemic received a type of cornstarch (maize starch) to be digería quickly, while those who remained the diet of index glycemic under received a cornstarch digestion slow.
In the human, between some of the examples of foods of high index glycemic (or, that rapidly increase the blood sugar) are the white bread, white rice, the majority of cereals prepared and sugar concentrated. The vegetables, fruit, beans and grains without process are examples of food low glycemic index, which are getting the level of blood sugar more slowly.
In this study, both groups of mice received similar amounts of calories, fat, protein and carbohydrates totals. After six months, both groups of mice weighed the same. However, the mice of the diet of high glycemic index showed the double the amount of fat in their bodies, blood and livers that followed a diet of low glycemic.
The findings were published in the September issue of Obesity.
“Our experiment offers an argument fairly solid that diet of high glycemic index cause, and the diet of low glycemic prevents the disease of the fatty liver in humans,” said in a statement prepared the principal investigator, Dr. David Ludwig, director of the program of optimal Weight for life from Children’s Hospital Boston.
Both Ludwig and his colleagues have just put in place a clinical trial to examine whether the diet of low glycemic can reverse the disease of the fatty liver in overweight children.