Features February 2010 Issue

Treat Fatty Liver Disease to Reduce Heart Risk

Some experts suggest that fatty liver disease will be the next big metabolic disorder associated with obesity and inactivity.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects upwards of 29 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While it causes no symptoms or complications for many, in some the disease can inflame and scar the liver and, at its most severe, progress to liver failure. However its effects also extend to heart health: Itís associated with metabolic syndrome and diabetes, two conditions that raise the risk of cardiovascular problems.

To continue reading this article you must be a paid subscriber.

Subscribe to Heart Advisor

Get the next year of HEART ADVISOR for just $20. That's a savings of $19 off the regular rate.

With your paid subscription you will receive unlimited access to all of our online content. That is over a decade of previous issues from Cleveland Clinic, the hospital rated #1 in cardiac care by U.S. News & World Report - free of charge.

Subscriber Log In

Forgot your password? Click Here.

Already subscribe but haven't registered for all the benefits of the website? Click here.