How common is a Fatty Liver?

So how really common is fatty liver? It’s more common than you think.

Just is the United States, fatty liver is undoubtedly the most popular cause of elevated liver enzymes (ALT) found in a liver function blood test. It now affects around 25% of all adult Americans.

Even though any person can have a fatty liver, the typical patient is expected to be overweight or obese.

How common is a Fatty Liver

In many cases, patients also suffer from elevated levels of triglyceride and cholesterol in the blood; but consuming fatty foods is not the only direct cause of fatty liver.

Fatty Liver is thought to be more common in men than in women, but it effects both sexes. Consuming excessive amounts of alcohol can increase the chances of developing an alcoholic fatty liver.

Until now, heredity was not found to play a significant role in the disease, so it is not passed from parent to child.

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