Healing Fatty Liver Disease

Fatty liver disease is the most common cause of chronic liver disease in North America.

Some people with fatty liver disease simply have excess fat in the liver. Although not normal, it’s not serious if it doesn’t lead to inflammation or damage. However, once there’s a buildup of fat, the liver becomes vulnerable to injury. Others have what’s called nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH). NASH can lead to permanent liver damage and cirrhosis.

Both types of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are becoming more common. Up to 20% of adults have either fatty liver or NASH. And more than 6 million children have one of these conditions. The most common causes of fatty liver disease are obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Written by experts and based on the most current information available, this indispensable guide is for anyone living with fatty liver disease. And diet plays a major role in managing the condition, so 100 specially selected recipes are also included.

Dr. Maitreyi Raman, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is a gastroenterologist and physician nutritionist. She is
the Medical Director of the Southern Alberta Home Enteral and Parenteral Program.

Angela Sirounis, BSc, RD is a clinical dietitian at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, who works in enteral and parenteral nutrition support, in both in- and outpatient settings.

Jennifer Shrubsole, BSc, RD is a clinical dietitian at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta. She specializes in enteral and parenteral nutrition support for gastrointestinal medical and surgical patients.

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