DOCTOR'S VIEW ARCHIVE
Body Fat, the Silent Killer
Obesity Can Lead to Fatty Liver...a Silent Killer
Medical Author: Dennis Lee, MD
Obesity is a major health problem worldwide. In the United States, roughly 300,000 deaths per year are related to obesity. Obesity also increases the risk of developing several chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, insulin resistance, coronary heart disease (responsible for heart attacks), cerebrovascular disease (responsible for strokes), high blood pressure, gout, gallstones, colon cancer, sleep apnea, and a form of liver disease called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).