A small German study finds that a meal high in saturated fat, for example, a cheeseburger with fries or a pizza, may disrupt liver function.
A team of researchers discovered that the high levels of saturated fat immediately change the way our liver works, leading for serious diseases in the future.
Dr. Michael Roden, a study co-author and a scientific director of the German Diabetes Center at Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, says: “Our findings paint the picture of the earliest changes in liver metabolism leading to fatty liver diseases and liver cirrhosis in the context of obesity and type 2 diabetes.”
More information about the study is here.
Liver is the biggest internal organ of a human body, and technically it is also the biggest gland. As a rule, when people think about the problems with liver, wthey think about cirrhosis, a pattern of chronic scarring of the liver that blocks blood flow and halts its many essential processes. The condition commonly associated with the excessive alcohol consumption.
Robert S. Brown Jr., a gastroenterology and hepatology professor at Weill Cornell Medicine’s Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation in New York, says: “People think their livers really can only be a problem if they do something wrong to it. Liver disease cuts across all socioeconomic statuses, genders, ages – everyone needs to take good care of their livers.”
Here are 6 important things you should always remember about the liver:
- Not all liver diseases are related to alcohol.
- You can’t live without your liver.
- The liver regenerates.
- Your birthday might predict your risk of getting Hepatitis C.
- You might not notice any symptoms of liver disease.
- Your liver doing the detox for you.
More details about these facts are here.