FOCUS ON LIVER DISORDERS

The high prevalence of liver disorders is closely linked to modern environment and lifestyle:

Sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle

In Western countries, the adult population was reported spending 70% or more of their waking hours sitting.

Unhealthy dietary patterns

Unhealthy dietary patterns

High relation between steatosis and insulin resistance.

Overweight and obesity

Overweight and obesity

40% of the worldwide adult population are overweight or obese (source:WHO)

Fatty liver encompasses a wide spectrum of liver injuries:

REVERSIBLE IRREVERSIBLE
liver

Normal liver

Healthy individual

(low alcohol consumption, non-obese)


AFLD

Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Excessive alcohol consumption


NAFLD

Non Alcoholic, Fatty Liver Disease

Type 2 diabetes, Hypertriglyceridemia, Metabolic syndrome, Heavy medication

liver

Fatty liver
or
steatosis

liver

STEATO HEPATITIS


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Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis

Fat, inflammation, scarring, ballooning
of hepatocytes

liver

fibrosis

Scarring

Formation of excess fibrous connective tissue

cirrhosis

Cancer

(HepatoCellular Carcinoma (HCC))

Spectrum of liver injuries

ABOUT NAFLD

NAFLD is defined by the excessive fat accumulation in the liver.

NAFLD affects 20%-30% of worldwide adult population.

NAFLD is strongly linked to metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases:
70% of fatty liver patients have metabolic syndrome.

The modern environment and lifestyle can impact liver health and lead to disorders such as NAFLD.

The liver plays a crucial role in metabolism, digestion and detoxification. Thus, helping the liver is as important as supporting heart health, bone density, the brain and joints.