Obesity and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Essay

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This disease was uncommon in the old days because it was unusual to accumulate enough fat to hurt livers. However, many people in the United States are now suffering from NAFLD and NASH. Before 1998, there was no case of NASH heard. In contrast, a statistics from a website called "Partners In Liver Wellness" provides an alarming information. The site says, “As a consequence of the on-going obesity epidemic in the U.S., fatty liver is a very common disorder with an estimated two thirds of obese adults and half of obese children having fat accumulation in the liver”8. It also mentions that up to 20% of those who are obese may suffer from NASH. This is a frightening number if this happened at, for example, West Anchorage High School. In high …show more content…
This disease was uncommon in the old days because it was unusual to accumulate enough fat to hurt livers. However, many people in the United States are now suffering from NAFLD and NASH. Before 1998, there was no case of NASH heard. In contrast, a statistics from a website called "Partners In Liver Wellness" provides an alarming information. The site says, “As a consequence of the on-going obesity epidemic in the U.S., fatty liver is a very common disorder with an estimated two thirds of obese adults and half of obese children having fat accumulation in the liver”8. It also mentions that up to 20% of those who are obese may suffer from NASH. This is a frightening number if this happened at, for example, West Anchorage High School. In high schools in the United States, around 20 percent of the students are obese. If half of those students are going to suffer from NAFLD, one in ten students are going to have it. If you are in a class with fifty students, one of them are going to die because of NASH. In the whole entire school at West High, around 40 students will be affected by this disease. The text next talks specifically about what kind of food we should eat in order to prevent this illness. It says, ”[Omega-6] supports skin health, lower cholesterol, and help make our blood ‘sticky’”8. Omega-6 fatty acid is in poultry, eggs, avocado, hemp oil, soybean oil, and cottonseed oil. Omega-3s are another good fat for human. According to the text, it reduces the risk of getting a

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