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A low sugar diet is an effective treatment in boys with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study included 40 boys with NAFLD between the ages of 11 and 16. Half of the boys adopted a low sugar diet (added sugars making up less than 3% of total calorie intake) for 8 weeks, while the other half ate as usual. Liver fat was measured at baseline and after the 8-week intervention. Results showed that boys in the low sugar group had a 31% average reduction in liver fat as well as a significant reduction in liver inflammation measured in the blood, while the boys who remained on their usual diets showed no improvement. JAMA →Takeaway: Over 5 million children have NAFLD, and while a healthy diet is recommended, few studies quantify the incredible positive impact a healthy diet can have on the disease. Researchers noted that one of the main ways they lowered…