People With Celiac Disease Are More Likely To Develop A Fatty Liver

Celiac children are most at risk!

Fatty liver is a modern day epidemic. It means an abnormally high level of fat has accumulated inside the liver. The fat causes inflammation inside the liver and damage to liver cells. This typically produces elevated liver enzymes, which can be measured on a blood test.

Because it contains the word fatty, most people think you need to be overweight in order to get a fatty liver. It is certainly true that most sufferers carry excess weight around their torso, and a high sugar diet is the biggest risk factor for getting the disease. However, many other things can cause a fatty liver and you can still develop one if you are thin.

Liver cells can accumulate fat inside them when they become damaged. A lot of different things can harm liver cells; some common examples include viruses, autoimmune diseases, medication, leaky gut and other intestinal problems. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease and it causes significant intestinal problems, so it’s not surprising that the condition could harm the liver.

In a recent study conducted by the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 36.7% of people with celiac disease had abnormal liver function tests, compared with 19.3% of those without celiac disease.

If you have been diagnosed with raised liver enzymes and a fatty liver, and your doctor has not been able to determine the cause, a test for celiac disease would be appropriate. This is especially so if your child has developed a liver problem. The good news is that in the vast majority of cases, following a gluten free diet and healing leaky gut returns liver health to normal in people with celiac disease.

Additionally, the ingredients in Livatone capsules help to protect liver cells from damage and assist in the reversal of fatty liver.