London: Being overweight and resistant to insulin makes for a greater risk for a fatty liver than moderate amounts of alcohol, warn researchers.It has long been known that large amounts of alcohol can cause fatty liver, which leads to cirrhosis - the most common liver ailment in the western world. More recent research has shown that obesity and insulin resistance can also cause fatty liver, which in turn is closely associated with diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.Thus far it was seen that just over a glass of wine for men and just over half a glass of wine per day for women was sufficient to bring about a fatty liver condition, but Professor Fredrik Nystrom and Assistant Professor Stergios Kechagias at Sweden`s Linkoping University are now showing that moderate amounts of alcohol daily don`t cause fatty liver, reports the journal Annals of Medicine.
"There is a strong correlation between moderate intake of alcohol and decreased risk of cardiovascular disease," said Nystrom.IANS
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