Losing weight can have a very positive effect on liver health.
It isn’t too hard to notice the obvious: scores of Americans are overweight. Considering how inundated our culture is with fad diets and weight loss supplements, the burden of obesity is hardly a secret. In addition to wanting to improve one’s self-image and lowering the likelihood of developing diabetes, fatty liver disease is emerging as a primary risk of being overweight.
Particularly valuable for the liver’s health, achieving – and maintaining – a healthy weight is probably our society’s largest unmet goal.
About Fatty Liver
According to the American Liver Foundation, an estimated 25 percent of people in the U.S. have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Some experts believe that 25 percent is an underestimate and that a fatty liver impacts up to one in three American adults. Luckily, the early stage of NAFLD is usually reversible with a commitment to lifestyle changes.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is exactly as it sounds, an accumulation of excessive fat in the liver that is not due to alcohol consumption. According to a review in the 2009 November/December issue of the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, NAFLD is believed to be one of the most common forms of liver disease worldwide, and its prevalence is growing in proportion to the rapid rise in obesity.
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