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What increases my risk for fatty liver disease?

Consuming alcohol regularly is a primary cause of fatty liver disease (FLD), so by drinking alcoholic beverages you increase your risk for the condition. Females have a greater risk for the disease, and having certain genes can also increase its likelihood of development as some people may be lacking in enzymes needed to metabolize alcohol. Certain nutritional habits, primarily not getting enough protein, also play a factor in increasing risk. Additionally, obesity and diets high in unsaturated fat may increase risk for fatty liver disease.

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