A poor diet, unhealthy weight, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease can put you at risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Affecting 1 in 10 Australians, it’s one of the most common causes of liver problems.
Fat builds up in the liver cells when the liver fails to break down, transfer and store fat effectively, causing abnormal liver function and inflammation,which can lead to liver scarring (known as cirrhosis).
The liver which is located in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen is the largest solid organ in your body. It is protected by the ribs and responsible for many functions in your body system. Simply put, you cannot live without your liver.
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