A medical specialist has said that every second or third patient's ultrasound report is revealing Grade I/II fatty liver condition these days. Recently, newspaper reports have talked about more or less the same. The medical condition, which can sometimes lead to liver damage, is something that used to afflict men and women in their late 40s and beyond. But, in recent years, Indians in their 30s have been diagnosed with the condition.
As per Dr. Asish Kumar, the incidence of obesity, increased prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes, obesogenic environment, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, and increasing alcohol use are the main causes. He advises people to stop eating outside food on a regular basis. The easy access to Swiggy and Zomato is making a lot of youngsters lazy. As a result, they are ordering junk food, hotel food and fried foods more frequently compared to five years ago.
Dr. Prateek Padhy says that fatty liver is becoming common even in thin people with normal Body Mass Index. "Indians already eat high-carb and high fat (highly processed seed oil rich) diet. On top of it, alcohol consumption in Gen Z has been normalized, which is a recipe for disaster," he adds.