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Is carbohydrate an essential nutrient for human?

Carbohydrates are positively correlated with inflammation, and inflammation can increase lipid deposition through multiple pathways, which may explain why patients with Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) have a worse condition after changing to a ‘vegetarian’ diet.


Gao, Y., Hua, R., Hu, K., & Wang, Z. (2022). Carbohydrates deteriorate fatty liver by activating the inflammatory response. Nutrition Research Reviews, 35(2), 252-267. Gao, Y., Hua, R., Hu, K., & Wang, Z. (2022). Carbohydrates deteriorate fatty liver by activating the inflammatory response. Nutrition Research Reviews, 35(2), 252-267. doi:10.1017/S0954422421000202



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