Fatty liver disease: The sign on the feet and hands that tends to worsen 'in the evening'

“We need a significant response to address this. As a nation, we need o to recognise that this is not just down to individuals but is a public health issue – we have created an environment where being overweight is the norm.”

Professor Stephen Ryder, leading hepatologist and medical advisor to the British Liver Trust, added: “Greater awareness of the risk factors of fatty liver disease is crucial.

“If you are diagnosed with NAFLD, losing weight and eating a healthy diet is also the first line of treatment.

“There is good evidence that losing five to 10 percent of body weight can control and, in some cases, reverse the condition.”

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