Combined with other factors, the state and size of your belly is important to assess the risk or presence of Fatty Liver disease.
This will in turn affect your hairline because proper digestion and the absorption of vitamins are crucial for hair growth.
When these toxic substances are released through your pores, they cause skin irritation and inflammation, rashes, itchiness, acne and even eczema.
If you are a smoker, the quantity you smoke per day is relevant because it determines your toxin intake: a big contributor for Fatty Liver disease.
- Three beers of regular strength (5% ABV)
- Two medium (175ml) glasses of 12% ABV wine
- 1 shot of tequila
Both exceed WHO’s recommendation for daily sugar consumption, which is 25g.
Research shows that the intake of sugary sweetened beverages is strongly linked with Fatty Liver disease1.
Excess sugar turns into excess fat, which accumulates and leads to liver injury.
Diets rich in HFCS have been linked to fatty liver disease, high triglycerides, insulin resistance, high blood sugar, and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Plus, many foods and drinks that contain HFCS also have lots of calories, highly refined oils, preservatives, and artificial colorings and flavors. Each of these may contribute to weight gain, increased inflammation, and many other health concerns.
Research also shows that consuming Pizza has the highest risk of developing Fatty Liver disease1.
Exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease1.
Anti-inflammatory drugs and anticonvulsants can cause acute liver injury2.
Some muscle-building supplements are not screened by the FDA and may contain androgenic anabolic steroids, which damage the liver3.
2 Lee, William M. “Drug-induced acute liver failure.” Clinics in liver disease vol. 17,4 (2013): 575-86, viii. doi:10.1016/j.cld.2013.07.001
3 Villavicencio Kim, Jaimy, and George Y Wu. “Body Building and Aminotransferase Elevations: A Review.” Journal of clinical and translational hepatology vol. 8,2 (2020): 161-167. doi:10.14218/JCTH.2020.00005
High cholesterol can also turn fatty liver disease into a more serious and sometimes fatal condition known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
It also makes the body more resistant to insulin, straining the pancreas and its beta cells and speeding up the arrival of type 2 diabetes.