- Apple-shaped Body Type: Obesity in general is a major risk factor for liver cancer. An apple-shaped body marked by visceral fat -- fatty tissue around the abdomen -- is associated with risk factors such as diabetes and fatty liver disease. This type of obesity also causes metabolic syndrome that can lead to liver cancer and a host of other diseases. Avoid excess visceral fat by maintaining a waist size that measures half your height.
- Chronic Alcohol Consumption: Excessive drinking on a regular basis can lead to cirrhosis. A liver plagued by cirrhosis creates a ticking bomb for liver cancer. As the liver tries to repair inflamed tissue by regenerating and repairing, a cancer-producing mutation can occur. If you are going to drink, choose red wine which contains antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in the liver.
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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe following are liver cancer risk factors:
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Johns Hopkins Medicine answered
Liver cancer commonly develops from existing liver problems such as cirrhosis and hepatitis. These illnesses, as well as liver cancer, often result from a history of excessive alcohol use.