FOCUS ON LIVER DISORDERS
The high prevalence of liver disorders is closely linked to modern environment and lifestyle:
In Western countries, the adult population was reported spending 70% or more of their waking hours sitting.
Unhealthy dietary patterns
High relation between steatosis and insulin resistance.
Overweight and obesity
40% of the worldwide adult population are overweight or obese (source:WHO)
Fatty liver encompasses a wide spectrum of liver injuries:
(low alcohol consumption, non-obese)
Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Excessive alcohol consumption
Non Alcoholic, Fatty Liver Disease
Type 2 diabetes, Hypertriglyceridemia, Metabolic syndrome, Heavy medication
Non Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis
Fat, inflammation, scarring, ballooning
Formation of excess fibrous connective tissue
(HepatoCellular Carcinoma (HCC))
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.