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Fatty liver disease becoming popular

Liver disease can be caused by many factors ranging from infectious diseases (hepatitis B or C), excessive alcohol intake, obesity, insulin insensitivity, and high cholesterol. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is fast becoming a prevalent cause in our over indulgent society with increasing rates of obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperglycemia, and the metabolic syndrome. The liver becomes overwhelmed by the high energy content of a person's diet and their insufficient metabolic capacity to utilise the energy. Energy is then abnormally stored as fat in the liver causing an increase in liver enzymes, a sign of liver damage. NAFLD can also be influenced by genetics. A recent study on a population in Southern Italy showed that the majority of abnormal liver tests were due to alcohol consumption, then NAFLD, followed by chronic hepatitis C, highlighting NAFLD's increasing incidence.

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About: Fatty liver disease becoming popular

Date: 1 July 2005

Source: John Wiley & Sons, Inc

URL: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050701065422.htm

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