Obesity key cause of liver problem in India

Obesity is contributing to steep rise in liver problems in the country, a surgeon said.

Updated: Sep 19, 2010, 10:37 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Obesity is contributing to steep rise in liver problems in the country, a liver transplant surgeon said Saturday.

Lack of exercise, lifestyle and rich diet are the main causes of a fatty liver which lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, acclaimed liver transplant surgeon Prof Mohamed Rela said here.

"Many people in the country are suffering from hepatitis B and hepatitis C. These two diseases lead people to undergo liver transplants every year," Rela, who holds the Guinness record for performing over 1,400 liver transplants, said.
He was speaking at a session on "Liver Diseases - Past, Present and Future" organised by the Global Hospitals.

IANS