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What Is Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is the build up of extra fat in the liver that is not caused by alcohol.

One-third of Americans - sixty million people - who have no history of significant alcohol consumption have fatty livers.

Research shows two things in the American diet cause the storage of fat in the liver: fructose (sugar) and omega-6 fats (found in vegetable oils).

Fat in the liver causes fat around your middle. It can also lead to cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer. A fatty liver often goes hand in hand with diabetes.

Studies at Duke and Cambridge University found that subjects who went on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat and high-saturated fat diet quickly reduced the amount of fat in their livers.