Losing Liver Fat
All About Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty Liver Disease is an umbrella term for various different types of fatty liver disease. The most common, and the subject of this article, is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
This disease is very common. In the USA and most of Europe it’s estimated 20-25% of people have NAFLD. It is especially common in obese people and those with diabetes for reasons we will discuss. About 60% of diabetics and 90% of obese people have NAFLD.
Before you learn to treat it, you must understand what NAFLD is. From there the treatment should be obvious. NAFLD is the buildup of fat within the liver, not caused by alcohol. This distinction is important because alcohol is a well-known and common irritant for the liver. The way it damages the liver is different but the end result is the same: cirrhosis.