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An unhealthy liver

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There are different types of liver diseases. One of the most common chronic liver diseases is Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). Fatty liver disease is closely associated with the growing problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome1. NAFLD does not usually cause any signs or symptoms but when it does, they may include fatigue, weight loss, yellowing of the skin or eyes2.

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Diagnosis

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The disease is usually diagnosed on the basis of an abdominal ultrasound or laboratory tests which reveal elevated levels of hepatic enzymes in some patients with fatty liver disease3. This disease may lead to irreversible hepatic cirrhosis which may lead to liver failure and an increased risk of liver cancer4. Nevertheless, people with fatty liver disease are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease1.

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Treatment

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Many methods are used in the treatment of this disease: a weight-reduction diet with particular indication of the Mediterranean diet, increasing physical activity, pharmacological treatment and surgical treatment of obesity5.

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