What causes Fatty Liver ?
The commonest cause of fatty liver in Kerala is still alcohol. Fatty liver is said to be the first stage of liver damage due to alcohol. This later leads on to alcohol induced cirrhosis. But, now a days we are seeing a lot of fatty liver cases among people who are not alcoholics and in those who consume small amounts of alcohol. The commonest cause for this is faulty lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and lack of physical activity are the main culprits leading on to fatty liver. Other genetic causes of liver disease and hepatitis C virus infection can also present as fatty liver disease.