Obesity and its effects on liver and heart
Besides having many other negative effects (including accelerated risk of atherosclerosis), obesity leads fat liver disease. Fat liver load in middle-aged persons (43-45 years) is a sign indicating that, in a few years, the patient will have structural changes in the heart: hypertrophy, modification of heart geometry, reducing heart relaxation function, reducing the contraction strength. All of these will eventually lead to heart failure.
Heart failure and non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease are obesity‐related conditions with high cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality, which have reached epidemic proportions in the last few years. Evidence suggests that non‐alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In fact, patients with NAFLD are more likely to die from complications of CVD than from liver disease.
- Do everything you can to maintain an ideal weight, through healthy diet (we recommend the Mediterranean diet) and regularly practicing physical activities and sports.
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- Fatty liver disease is a serious health issue, which should make you pay more attention to your diet and the degree of physical effort you practice every day.