NAFLD is recognized as a major health burden and has become one of the most common causes of liver disease worldwide. Excessive fat deposition in the liver is seen in about thirty percent of the adult general population and now seen in young children. The prevalence over the last two decades has grown proportionally with the rise in obesity, sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy dietary patterns, and metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia and hypertension). (1,2) Continue reading
Our half-century effort to cut back on the consumption of eggs, meat, and full-fat dairy foods has had a tragic effect on declining health. The very cornerstone of dietary advice for generations has been that saturated fats in red-meat, butter, and cheese should be avoided because they clogged our arteries. Diets shifted from meat to chicken, and canola oil over butter. Our chariness of fats can be traced back to the 50’s to an American, Dr Ancel Keys, who rather persuasively followed through with some flawed research to support his idea that saturated fats raise cholesterol and, as a result, cause heart attacks.