Okay, seriously, we all need to know about the fatty liver disease epidemic. Why? Because 10% of children and 20% of adults are diagnosed with it every year.
AND THOSE ARE JUST THE ONES WE KNOW ABOUT!
Plus, the the rate this disease is progressing, it's become the fastest growing cause of liver transplants and Dr. Basuttil from the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A. said "If the prevalence of [this disease] continues to increase at its current rate and effective treatments are not found, about 25 million Americans will have the disease by 2025, and five million will need new livers."
We need to know about this for ourselves and for our children.
Doctors say that this type of liver disease, which causes the liver to swell with fat, is nearly identical to the liver damage that is seen in heavy drinkers. But in this case the damage is done not by alcohol, but by poor diet and excess weight.
There are no drugs approved to treat the disease, and it is quickly becoming a leading cause of liver transplants around the country.
One 13 year old boy recently diagnosed after experiencing stomach pains was told by his doctor that he would have to change his diet because there are no drugs to offer him. The boy said, “They told me to stay away from sugar and eat more fruits and vegetables, but it’s hard.”
Of course pharmaceutical companies are trying to find a pill to fix it. The Food and Drug Administration has granted a special fast-track designation to speed its development of GR-MD-02, a drug that may help reverse some of the more advanced symptoms of the disease.
I wonder what side-effects a pill will have? And do you really want to give your kids on a pill, when you can simply change what they eat instead. WHY ARE WE NOT TALKING "REAL FOOD"?
A 19 year old college honors student was told she has the disease several years ago. She has been told by her doctors that diet and exercise may be her only shot at reversing the disease.
She said, “I’m on a roller coaster,” she said. “I eat healthy, then not healthy — pizza, McDonalds, the usual. My doctor told me I have to quit all of that. But it’s cheap, and it’s always there.”
Doctors who treat fatty liver stress the urgency of diet and exercise to their patients. But many find it too hard. PEOPLE JUST WANT A PILL!
Well, a pill is not going to be the answer - changing what we eat will.
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