Extra Weight May Be Turning Your Liver To Foie Gras

June 24, 2014

HamburgerDoctors are seeing a shocking amount of cases of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and a corresponding increase in liver transplants. The reason? Obesity. Those extra pounds are quickly turning livers into a huge health issue—fatty liver disease (besides affecting how livers function, and in severe cases leading to failure and transplant) is strongly associated with an increased risk for heart disease and Type 2 Diabetes.

Hep C will soon be eclipsed by weight-caused liver disease as the number one cause of liver transplants (especially with improved Hep C treatments available). Unlike Hep C, however, obesity has a much faster effect on the liver. It takes decades to see severe liver damage caused by Hep C, but being overweight is causing teens and even children to end up in the hospital.

People of Hispanic descent are even more at risk, because of a gene that causes their liver to produce fat more quickly.

What sort of symptoms indicate fatty liver disease? Most people don’t know they have it—symptoms are non-existent or too mild. But as the disease progresses (and becomes nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH), sufferers have to live with intense stabbing pains in the abdomen.

Pharmaceutical companies are rushing to be the first to develop a chemical treatment and profit off of the rising numbers of people diagnosed, but for now there’s only one way to treat/cure fatty liver disease (and it will be the best way even if they come up with a pill for it): a healthy diet and exercise.

Eating less sugar and fat is critical to reversing fatty liver disease, and exercise will help boost your cravings for healthy foods and make your body burn off fat more quickly.

If you want a jump start, try all natural, non-stimulating Slim NRG.

Are you concerned about having a fatty liver? Let us know in the comments!

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