Saturday, 16 February 2019

Eating lots of meat tied to higher risk of liver disease


People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests.

Researchers focused on what's known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn't clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention.

Overweight people who ate the most animal protein were 54% more likely to have fatty liver than individuals who consumed less meat, the analysis found.

Most people have a little bit of fat in their liver. Fatty liver disease can occur when more than 5% of the liver by weight is made up of fat. Excessive drinking can damage the liver and cause fat to accumulate, a condition known as alcoholic fatty liver, but even when people don't drink much, they can still develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/eating-lots-of-meat-tied-to-higher-risk-of-liver-disease-11236862

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