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Facts About Obesity And Fatty Liver
Aug 2016
Dr Jyothsna Krishnappa

One of the main causes of fatty liver disease is related to alcohol consumption. The other category is of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) which is likely to be the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide. The syndrome of fatty liver encompasses a broad category of changes in the liver, secondary to fat deposition.

The Statistics
Estimated numbers affected by NAFLD amounts to almost a quarter of the population with some studies showing a prevalence of up to 30-46 per cent of the general population being affected. In India, the occurrence has been estimated between 9-30 per cent. Over the years, our changing lifestyles reflect what we eat and what we do and the increased numbers of the obese population have contributed to a significant increase in the incidence of this seemingly benign condition.