In this weeks video health tip, Dr. Matthew Davis, director of Crossroads Chiropractic, takes a look at the reasons why young children are getting fatty liver disease.
Before 2006, it was foreign to believe children were experiencing fatty liver disease; however, a new study discovered high fructose corn syrup sweetened beverages were being passed through breast milk, potentially predisposing infants to a fatty liver and obesity.
Fatty liver disease is caused by excess fat in your liver. There are two main types of fatty liver disease: nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease affects nearly 25% globally and is often a silent disease, since most are unaware of the condition and have few or no symptoms.
Current research and past studies continue to demonstrate early exposure to sugar and fructose often contributes to obesity, diabetes and fatty liver disease since fructose enhances the body’s capacity to store fat.
The best ways to support your liver health is by maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, limiting medications, managing your blood pressure and improving your insulin sensitivity.
Remember you and your family can be as healthy as can be, and it’s never too soon to start receiving chiropractic care. Your best source for everything health is your chiropractor. It’s never too early or late to see the team at Crossroads Chiropractic. Visit Sharpsburg Chiropractor, Crossroads Chiropractic regularly and make sure your nervous system is functioning 100%.
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