Did you know fat folks had a higher risk of liver disease too??? Chubbsters gotta drop them lb’s if they want to get their drink on without having to worry about their livers.
Via DailyMail reports:
Being overweight and drinking alcohol dramatically increases the risk of developing fatty liver disease, according to a study presented at the International Liver Congress.
A study of over 100,000 British women found that being overweight and drinking alcohol regularly increased the chances of suffering and dying of the disease threefold.
Dr Daniele Prati, of the European Association for the Study of the Liver Committee, said: ‘It’s well known that alcohol and a person’s weight are major causes of chronic liver disease,but there has been a need for a large population study to compare these factors’ influences on each other.
‘Interestingly, the research found the combination of a woman’s drinking habits and weight has an important effect on liver health and life expectancy.’
The study, conducted by Dr Paul Trembling and Professor William Rosenberg at the UCL Institute of Liver and Digestive Health, analysed 107,000 women.
All participants were classed as having a low or high BMI and a low or high alcohol intake ranging zero and 15 units a week.
One unit is about one 25ml single measure of whisky or half a standard glass of wine.
The study found that compared to a thin woman who did not drink, drinkers were at 1.8 times the risk of developing the disease.
Those who did not drink but were overweight had 1.7 times the risk of the disease.
But those who did both were at three times at risk of fatty liver disease.
Dr Prati explained: ‘These findings will have a significant impact on how we can help millions of people across the world at risk of developing liver disease.
Liver disease is now the fifth biggest killer in the UK with the number of people dying from it rising by 20 per cent over the past decade.
However, there are often no warning signs until it is far advanced, so many people could have the potentially fatal condition without even realizing it.
This sounds like some serious business! People make sure you are takin care of your health.
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