A doctor attending a symposium on non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases at the Sonarpur hospital said 10 years ago most of his patients with fatty liver were people who consumed alcohol. But now an increasing number of people who do not drink regularly are being diagnosed with the condition.
“Non- alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) is a benign stage of fatty liver but if ignored and allowed to worsen, it may lead to Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis NASH. Further deterioration can cause cirrhosis when liver transplant may become necessary,” said Andrew Peterson, the principal scientist of Genentech, a pharmaceutical company in the US.
Doctors said there is no medicine yet to treat non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD) and the only way out is non-medicinal intervention such as lifestyle and dietary changes. Consuming non-junk and less sugary food and regular exercise, are some of the ways to arrest the condition.
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