Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Another Dubious Honour for Obesity

Saw a press release from the Canadian Liver Foundation yesterday.

Obesity has overtaken alcohol as the number one cause of liver disease in Canada.

Over 1.4 million Canadians apparently have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or NAFLD.

15% of obese children have NAFLD.

NAFLD can of course progress to non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis or NASH.

NASH can progress to cirrhosis.

Cirrhosis can progress to death.

Sorry, can't think of anything funny to say today.