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Eating fast food can cause liver damage
Dr KK Aggarwal | 02 Mar 2012

Eating at least two fast foods meals every day and restricting levels of physical activity to no more than 5,000 steps a day can lead to signs of liver damage or gain weight as per a Swedish study said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India

Eating at least two fast foods meals every day and restricting levels of physical activity to no more than 5,000 steps a day can lead to signs of liver damage or gain weight as per a Swedish study by Dr. Fredrik H. Nystrom of University Hospital of Linkoping, Sweden and colleagues published in the journal Gut, said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India, while quoting the Swedish study.

 

At the end of the 4 weeks, the fast food eaters had put on an average of 6.5 kilograms (14.3 pounds). After just one week on the fast food diet, blood tests showed sharp increases in a liver enzyme called SGPT.  SGPT levels were more than quadrupled over the 4-week study period.  Increased SGPT levels are used to diagnose liver disease before symptoms develop. In 11 fast food eaters, SGPT rose to levels suggestive of liver damage. The SGPT increases were linked to weight gain and higher sugar and carbohydrate intake.http://www.emedinews.org/press-release