Fatty liver disease develops when the body makes too much fat or doesn’t metabolize enough of the fats it produces. Gastroenterologist at Florence Nightingale Hospital in Istanbul, Dr. Irfan Kuruk said: “According to the examinations, it was found that the incidence of fatty liver in our country varies between 48-60%. In other words, 1 in 3 people suffer from the fatty liver problem. Kuruk indicated that 5 percent of normal weight individuals in the community suffer from this disorder, and Korok said: “It is estimated that the most common reason for liver transplantation in patients who have had liver transplants in the next 10 years is fatty liver disease. . Fatty liver can also develop in people of normal weight.
Who Gets Sick?
While metabolic factors rank first in the incidence of the disease, conditions such as being overweight, insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease and high blood lipid levels increase the incidence of the disease. People with liver disease also have a high risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Reduce Starch Sugar
Noting that being overweight is a major risk factor for fatty liver, Koroc said, “particularly the use of starch-containing sugar poses a serious risk for this disease. The use of this product, which is not used in some European or is subject to strict restrictions, it is still high compared to other countries, although officially limited in our country. Koroc noted that starch sugar accelerates the formation of fatty liver and the development of the disease, excessive intake of this product causes changes in the intestine • inflammation due to increased secretion of some substances in the liver;
Consume Coffee And Nuts
Lifestyle needs to be changed to prevent disease. In this sense, it is necessary to make the first change to the table. Pointing to the need to eat foods rich in vegetables and fruits, Korok said: “This method, known as the Mediterranean type of nutrition, also reduces the risk of heart disease. It is also beneficial to eat a certain amount of nuts with a cup or two. of coffee a day for fatty liver. In addition to diet and exercise, some medications that will be given under the supervision of a doctor may be used in treatment. Do not use products that have not been approved by the health authority.