The military has experienced a 12-fold increase in the number of troops diagnosed with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to a new health report that found the Air Force recording the highest rates. The study marks the first time that the military's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report looked at occurrences of the disease, which is linked to obesity and can result in cirrhosis of the liver. There is no cure for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and treatment is focused on preventing risk factors. Keeping a healthy body weight, plant-based diets and exercise are the main modes of prevention, according to the Mayo Clinic. Read more in this Military.com story.
Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Way Up Among Troops
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