Liver disease, which is primarily found among adults is also affecting children as a result of excessive consumption of processed foods. A diet consisting of mostly processed foods is causing fatty liver disease in the young.
A study conducted at the Children’s Hospital Boston was conducted on two groups of mice. Both groups were fed the exact same caloric intake but fed different starches. One group was fed processed high glycemic index (HGI) foods and the other, unprocessed low glycemic index (LGI) foods.
The study found that while both groups of mice weighed the same, the HGI group had higher body fat, more fat in their blood, and about twice as much fat in their liver.
The findings have caused concern that this could be the new health epidemic of the future