November 2011 Issue
Fatty Liver, a Lifestyle-Related Epidemic
The obesity epidemic has boosted the numbers of a plethora of chronic diseases, from type 2 diabetes to heart disease. Now health experts have identified an upswing in yet another chronic condition related to obesity and its partner, diabetes: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD.) Scientists from the Center for Liver Disease at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) from between 1998 and 2008 and found that the incidence of NAFLD doubled, from 5.5 percent to 11 percent.
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