Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Heart Health: The Link
- 26 Dec 2019
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a risk factor for heart conditions and vice versa - Journal of Hepatology.
About 1 in 3 adults has non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. It is a condition that inhibits liver functioning due to deposits of large amounts of fat.
There has been a steady rise in this number over the last decade. This is due to the rise in lifestyle disorders like obesity. Obesity is a primary risk factor for both non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and heart conditions.
A study published in the Journal of Hepatology observed 1051 participants for 6 years and found that patients with type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure were more likely to develop NAFLD. Similarly, people with NAFLD developed heart conditions.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease can cause multiple other conditions that may lead to poor heart functioning. Some conditions are:
More often than not, liver and heart health is affected due to poor diet and lifestyle choices. Making small diet changes can help you prevent NAFLD and other heart conditions. These are some of the best foods that can help keep your heart and liver healthy:
Both NAFLD and poor heart conditions may be avoided if we make small changes to our diets and lifestyles.
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