ENCORE: The Epidemic of Fatty Liver Disease, Part 1

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Medical educator Robert Rountree, MD calls attention to a vastly under-diagnosed medical problem that afflicts up to 40% of adults and is now appearing at an alarming rate among children and adolescents. It has replaced alcoholism and infectious hepatitis as the leading cause of cirrhosis and liver failure requiring transplantation in the US. And it is highly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. How is it diagnosed? What is it about the U.S. diet that creates a "perfect storm" for fatty liver? What role does the microbiome play in fatty liver? Would prebiotics and probiotics help? Whereas there's no pharmaceutical quick fix for fatty liver despite a multi-million dollar quest for a cure, natural medicine offers a wealth of solutions: a variety of supplements and herbs have proven curative value. But are some supplements to be avoided? Click HERE for part 2.

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