Red Meat Linked to Fatty Liver Disease

your liver is located here and it’s one
of the body’s most important organs your liver is the largest organ inside your
body it helps your body digest food store energy and remove poisons fatty
liver disease is condition in which fat builds up in your liver
this fat buildup inhibits the livers ability to function resulting in damage
and scarring of the liver. Ultimately this process can lead to a painful death
from liver failure. There are two main types of fatty liver disease alcoholic
fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the past alcohol
was the most common cause of death from fatty liver disease however deaths from
alcohol-related liver disease began to decline as doctors and patients became
more aware of the link between alcohol consumption and liver damage the result
was more attention on other causes of fatty liver disease. Recently researchers
have discovered a growing problem the link between non-alcoholic fatty liver
disease and high consumption of red meat and especially processed to red meat. A
recent article in the Journal of hepatology stated that high red and
processed meat consumption is associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
and insulin resistance non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is increased as the
red meat consumption increases the article notes that non-alcoholic fatty
liver disease is a significant public health burden and its formation is
strongly related to insulin resistance both were found to be more frequent in
people who consumed the relatively high quantities of red and processed meat. The article goes on to say that red meat has been shown to be associated with a
higher risk of mortality owing to chronic liver disease and have
hepatocellular carcinoma. The problem is not limited to the United States in
Europe. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming a major global health burden
in both developed and developing countries. World meat consumption has
increased in the last decades while evidence of its harmful effects is
mounting particularly of red and processed meat consumption and the
prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is growing and expected to grow
further leading to an exponential increase in disease burden. Why is this
disease growing on a global basis? The study suggests that increased prevalence may be attributed to the adoption of Western diets high and processed and red
meat and suggest that according to the results of the current study. The bottom
line is that if you want to avoid a growing and serious threat to personal
health it’s time to consider cutting back on or eliminating red meat from
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information. This is doctor Mike Martin I want you to live a long healthy and
happy life thanks for listening