Obesity Leading to Liver Disease

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I was going through some research today and came across this info and was amazed. I attached the first couple of paragraphs below.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Monday, June 14, 2004

How Fat Poisons Livers of Obese Children and Adults

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity is the number one cause of chronic liver disease in the United States. Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered the mechanism that causes liver damage in many obese children and adults: excess fatty acids cause a protein reaction that kills liver cells, causing scarring and liver damage.

Known as Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease – NAFLD – the condition was first identified and named by a Mayo Clinic research team in 1980. It affects up to a quarter of the population in western countries. The latest Mayo Clinic discovery on NAFLD appears in today’s version of the journal Hepatology online.

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