Drinking too much alcohol can cause a fat buildup in the liver, but it can also affect people who consume little or no alcohol.
“Instead, the main culprit is excess weight — which causes extra fat to get stored in the liver — and is associated with dyslipidemia (abnormally high LDL cholesterol levels, low HDL levels, or both), high blood pressure, and diabetes,” explains Harvard Health.
As the number of overweight people has increased, so too has the prevalence of fatty liver disease.
“Much of this can be attributed to a regular diet of more processed foods and high amounts of carbohydrates, along with more sedentary lifestyles,” said Dr Kathleen Corey, director of the Fatty Liver Disease Clinic at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.
Published at Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:03:00 +0000