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Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Carbohydrate-rich Diet: An Epidemic Involves Both Adults and C

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Posted: 6/30/2010 8:19:28 AM
 
Fatty liver disease, by its name, is a disease with excess fat accumulated inside the liver, and has been commonly observed in the cases related to alcohol use. However, there is another type of fatty liver disease, which is found in cases related to little or no alcohol use, thus, called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH.) NASH is a silent liver disease, characterized with accumulation of fat, inflammation and damage in the liver, which will become scarred and cirrhotic, even cancer, and will lose functions. Based on a report by the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, NASH affects 2-5 % of the population. However, one out every five Americans has fat in their liver with no inflammation or damage. Unfortunately, no one can predict its long-term outcomes. When one’s blood tests and liver biopsy implicate accumulation of fat in the liver, it is called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD.)  [1] (read more)
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