Alcohol is responsible for fatty liver disease: Study

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A 2020 World Journal of Hepatology report Trusted Source defines metabolic-associated fatty liver disease as a range of liver illnesses unrelated to alcohol. 

US researchers reveal a sharp rise in metabolic-associated fatty liver disease.

Obesity and genetics are major causes of the condition, but there are others. 

They think a healthy diet and exercise can lower disease risk. 

Metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD), previously known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is the major cause of liver disease worldwide. 

Today's study at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, ENDO 2023, found that. 

Researchers examined 32,726 National Health and Nutrition Examination SurveyTrusted Source participants in their unpublished findings.

They collected health data from 1988 to 2018. MAFLD rose 131% from 16% in 1988 to 37% in 2018. 

Obesity increased 74% from 1988 to 2018. Medical practitioners previously believed obesity was the biggest MAFLD risk factor.

MAFLD increased faster than fat, suggesting other risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension.

Mexican Americans showed a greater MAFLD prevalence throughout the research. 

“Hispanics/Latinos have a higher prevalence of MAFLD,” said KIDZ Medical hepatologist Dr. Aymin Delgado-Borrego.

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