If you have 2 friends, one of you has a fatty liver.
– Does it matter?
– Should you care?
Fatty liver has a long history of being largely ignored except in alcoholics. It has long been believed that fat in the liver was mostly benign and would not cause most patients a problem so it was perhaps noted in passing but not viewed with concern. As our modern society has fattened it has become clear that obesity is the handmaiden of disease and liver disease is a central player in a host of medical problems. Are you or someone you love overweight? You need to pay attention. Consider the rate of change of the death rate for the major medical problems. Click this link to see the info.