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Children with fatty liver: One in three is affected – the reason is improper nutrition

2023-01-27T12:15:46.077Z


When people think of fatty liver, they usually think of people who drink a lot of alcohol. It also affects those who eat improperly - including more and more children.


When people think of fatty liver, they usually think of people who drink a lot of alcohol.

It also affects those who eat improperly - including more and more children.

The problem is in the word itself: the liver stores fat and, in severe cases, swells to twice its size.

Those affected do not notice it for a long time because the diseased liver does not cause any symptoms.

A disease can develop unnoticed over many years.

Non-specific signs can be constant tiredness and difficulty concentrating.

Poor diet and little exercise are the main causes of fatty liver.

Almost 20 million adults in Germany live with the disease without knowing it, and the trend is rising.

The alarming thing is that more and more children are also developing fatty liver due to unhealthy eating habits.

Children with fatty liver: One in three is affected – the reason is improper nutrition

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More and more children are overweight and developing fatty liver.

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Some people would probably say that the liver is fatty, but you should see it in the blood count.

But in the first stage of a developing fatty liver, the liver values ​​GOT and GPT give no indication of a disease and there are hardly any symptoms or very late.

Only when the liver is already inflamed can a blood test reveal this and hepatitis can break out.

The inflammation threatens serious consequences such as liver cirrhosis, liver cancer and even liver failure.

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Above all, people with diabetes and those who are very overweight develop an alcohol-independent fatty liver - including every third overweight child in Germany.

A healthy diet, fasting and regular exercise can help effectively, as reported by the

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

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Especially at the beginning of the developing fatty liver, losing about seven percent of the body weight can be enough to degrease the liver again.

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More and more children are developing fatty liver due to too much unhealthy eating.

Attention should not only be paid to nutrition, i.e. less sugar, meat, fruit with a very high fructose content such as grapes and pineapple and ready meals.

More exercise should also be integrated into everyday life, for example by walking to school together or cycling more, fatty liver can be prevented.

This article only contains general information on the respective health topic and is therefore not intended for self-diagnosis, treatment or medication.

In no way does it replace a visit to the doctor.

Unfortunately, our editors are not allowed to answer individual questions about clinical pictures.

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Source: merkur

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