What’s more, there is little awareness about the disease even among the physicians. “It is not as innocuous as it looks. It is known to develop into liver failure or liver cancer. Recent studies have shown that fatty liver also increased chances of diabetes,” said Dr Mishra.
” Genes SREBP-2 and PPAR gamma are the two genes we have identified that lead to a fatty liver. Urban population that consumes more oily food, has a sedentary lifestyle and specially those who consume large quantities of alcohol are at risk of getting the disease, which is now also part of the metabolic syndrome,” said Dr Mishra.
Research has shown that two drugs used in diabetes can help treat fatty liver as well. The other medicine is simple. “Vitamin E is reported to have good use in curing fatty liver,” said Dr Mishra.