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Can eating sugar raise my risk of fatty liver disease?

Eating excessive amounts of sugar in your diet may raise your risk of fatty liver disease for a couple of reasons. Consuming too much sugar may cause you to become overweight or even obese, and obesity is a risk factor for fatty liver disease. Excess sugar in the diet can also be converted into fat in the body. Fat can be deposited in your liver, just as it can in your muscle and fat tissue, ultimately leading to fatty liver disease and diabetes.

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