Eating fast food linked to potentially life-threatening liver condition, new study finds – CTV

Jan. 12, 2023

If you needed another reason to kick that late-night McDonald’s habit, a new eye-opening study on the negative impact of fast food may provide just that.

A peer-reviewed study from Keck Medicine of USC published in the Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology journal has found that consumption of fast food is associated with a potentially life-threatening condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disorder (NAFLD).

“Our findings are particularly alarming as fast-food consumption has gone up in the last 50 years, regardless of socioeconomic status,” said hepatologist and lead-author on the study Ani Kardashian in a press release.

Those examined in the study who consumed fast food as one fifth of their daily calories were found to have severely high levels of fat in their liver compared to those who consumed less or none at all.

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