Elevated levels of sugar in the bloodstream can have negative effects on the liver. Consuming a diet high in added sugars can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is characterized by the buildup of fat in the liver. This can progress to more serious conditions such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), which can cause inflammation and damage to liver cells, and eventually lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer. Additionally, consuming a diet high in added sugars has been linked to an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which is a group of risk factors that can increase the risk of heart disease and other health problems. Therefore, limiting added sugars in the diet can help protect liver health.