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An informative article regarding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...

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Like your heart, your liver is always working hard for you 24 hours a day. Unlike the heart, though, the liver does its job with little fanfare. The largest organ in your body, the liver helps digest food and turn it into energy, along with filtering toxins from the blood and dozens of other essential functions.

Full Article: http://www.energytimes.com/pages/dep...alady1110.html

But there’s only so much this critical organ can take. Over time, obesity and other factors, such as some medications and pollutants, can stress or seriously damage your liver. The first stop on the road toward increasingly worse liver problems is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Defined as the accumulation of liver fat in people who drink little or no alcohol, NAFLD often shows no signs or symptoms. Left untreated, NAFLD can lead to liver inflammation and scarring (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH) that can become progressively worse (cirrhosis). In its worst stages, NAFLD may even necessitate a liver transplant. Fatty liver is linked to a constellation of conditions, known collectively as metabolic syndrome, which includes high “bad” cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides (blood fat), low “good” cholesterol (HDL), high blood pressure and insulin resistance.

As serious as NAFLD’s potential consequences are, the good news is that it can be prevented—and if caught early, reversed—through lifestyle changes, especially dietary modifications.

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The American College of Gastro­enterology reports that about 20% of adults and 5% of children have NAFLD. Why so many? Because it’s closely associated with something that weighs down 30% of the US population—obesity.
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Remember, they make fatty goose liver (fois gras) by forcefeeding the geese grains. My guess is if you are obese, you will some degree of fatty liver.


http://www.ehow.com/how_4885618_cure-fatty-liver.html
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The link didn't work for me
Slimming Your Liver Adopting a healthy lifestyle can help reduce fat accumulations in this vital organ. by Claire Sykes is probably the article.

Short-term weight loss and hepatic triglyceride reduction: evidence of a metabolic advantage with dietary carbohydrate restriction

As saved1986 has pointed out it's the grains that fatten most though FRUCTOSE and High fructose corn syrup are also implicated.
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