People who consume too much high fructose corn syrup could be at risk for NAFLD

High fructose consumption should be avoided to prevent the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) 

Fructose is a natural sugar present in fruits, fruit juices, certain vegetables and honey. In these forms, fructose sugars can be part of a nutritious diet 

Fructose is also a component of high-fructose corn syrup, which manufacturers make from corn starch and add to unhealthy foods 

High fructose foods have been associated with metabolic disorders such as obesity and diabetes, which are the two main causes of NAFLD 

About 24% of U.S. adults have NAFLD, a chronic disease in which excess fat builds up in your liver. This buildup of fat is not caused by heavy alcohol use 

 Diet and exercise are the standard of care for NAFLD as no medicines have been approved to treat the disease 

Friedman and colleagues recommend health care providers encourage patients to consume less foods and beverages with high-fructose