Liver damage - it's not just alcohol.
British Liver Trust warns that obesity will be a leading cause of cirrhosis of the liver.
Continual snacking on high calorie goodies causes malfunction of the insulin control mechanisism leading to fat being deposited in the liver which hardens and causes irreversible scarring. It is known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
It is obvious in obese people but It is the fat deposited around the internal organs, fat or thin people, that causes not only liver damage but diabetes as well and is linked to high cholestrol and high blood pressure.
These are lifestyle conditions rather than illnesses and will cripple the health service if not attended to, patients taking responsibility for their health.