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How Can Just One High-Fat Dish Damage A Person’s Liver?

Update Date: Jan 26, 2017 06:03 PM EST

All it takes is just one fast food meal or any kind of high-fat food to harm a person’s liver. Then imagine how much damage it would do when a person eats it on a daily basis. It will eventually cause the liver disease to the body, particularly obesity and diabetes.

According to a study, eating food with high saturated fat content will damage the person’s liver in the long run. Especially for people who eat high-fat meal in excess, the fats build up and cause nonalcoholic fatty liver in the body. After some years, the liver could develop liver cirrhosis in a form of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

A person’s liver is in charge of processing all the food consumed including all the carbohydrates and fats. If too much fat is eaten, the liver works harder to process it which can stress it and lead to serious diseases. This process is called “fat loading” and it forces the liver to produce 70 percent more glucose to boost the level of blood sugar.

If this happens too many times, this can eventually lead to diabetes. Moreover, it also lowers the ability of the liver to keep glucose rather than fat.

The worst fatty food a person can eat includes cheese, butter, and coconut oil which are common ingredients in most food Americans love to eat. Research shows 25 percent of Americans are experiencing obesity which could lead to serious conditions that starts in the scarring of the liver.

A person can change his or her diet any time she wants. With just a few days of healthy eating, the level of liver fat decreases, which is a good start. It's always best to consult a professional before diving into any diet plans. 

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