Struggling with weight can increase your risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to recent research.
A study also found that those who stick to a healthy vegetable-based diet as less likely to be suffer the metabolic disease later in life.Scientists in Tehran, Iran and in China carried out large studies to identify lifestyle factors that can impact the chances of NAFLD.
The team in Iran, led by Dr Zahra Yari, carried out research with 452 participants who suffered with the condition in order to analyse a potential link between obesity and the liver disease.
Previous studies suggested a link between the two health concerns, but the research in Iran was the first to specifically track the impact, reports the Mirror."Although non-obese NAFLD patients have been shown to share clinical outcomes with their obese counterparts, there is not enough evidence on the cardiometabolic status and disease severity in lean NAFLD,” wrote investigators. “Also, the differences in the characteristics of obese and non-obese NAFLD patients remain poorly characterised.”“Our results disclosed that both obese and non-obese NAFLD patients shared several clinical and laboratory characteristics, although MetS was more prevalent among obese participants.