Fatty liver, more specifically non-alcoholic fatty liver is a condition that has increased in recent years. Therefore, it is interesting to know the numbers that can help raise awareness and prevent this disease.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver or NAFLD is a disease characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the form of triglycerides. Indeed, in some cases, those suffering from this disease can complicate your situation suffering damage and inflammation of hepatocytes (liver cells).
Also, do not forget that complications are greater if the NAFLD is associated with cardiovascular problems.
The HNGA is intimately related to metabolic syndrome, which includes several diseases, including type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity and hypertension. These are conditions that have been increasing over time.
Due to the advancement of all these diseases, experts say NAFLD will become an increasingly common health problem in both developed countries and in developing countries.
To understand a little more about it, it is interesting to know NAFLD figures.
Prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
Country Study population Percent
US General Population infantilPoblación
Europe Population infantilPoblación generally 2.6-10% 20-30%
Western countries Population generalObesidad or Diabetes
Far East General population 15%
Globally obese population 40-90%
The figures are very revealing. Decades ago fatty liver and its possible complications such as cirrhosis and liver enteropathy, excessive alcohol consumption was associated continuous. Today this is not the only cause.
That is why alcoholic fatty liver (HGA) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is classified. The latter class is closely related to metabolic diseases mentioned above, and in turn to incorrect eating habits.
Overweight, diabetes, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and high blood pressure can trigger fatty liver. Therefore it is necessary that you take care of these risk factors with medical treatment, diet and exercise.