Sugar - not only a cause of obesity...
By louiseodriscoll, Nov 13 2014 01:42PM
If you (or your kids) are the kind of people who can eat and drink what they like and stay slim and think that makes it ok to consume lots of sugar, this article should make you think again. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common persistent (chronic) liver disorder in western countries such as the UK and most people have no symptoms. It can lead to an increased risk of heart disease and strokes and also cirrhosis of the liver. Until recently it was predominately a health issue affecting the over-50's but it is now recognised as the most common cause of liver disease in children in the UK.