Want a healthy liver? Healthy lifestyle is a must, says expert

“By choosing a healthy lifestyle, you may prevent obesity- the number one reason for fatty liver disease. Remember, a healthy diet and exercise can prevent you from liver diseases,” opined S K Sarin, Director, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi here on Tuesday.

He was delivering the annual oration on the topic “Heart of the Liver” organised in memory of Dr Shivarathri Rajendra Swamiji of Suttur Mutt at Rajendra Centenary auditorium.

Addressing the gathering, he said that the subject ‘Heart of the liver’ will be relevant for next 100 years as it plays a key role in blood circulation and filtration. Liver is the best tolerogenic organ that balances energy. There is a lot of talk on fat and one in every three people has a fatty liver. There is a wrong conception that fat people eat more but that is not the case. There are two kinds of fat – one is liver fat and the other is body fat. But every fatty liver need not be defective. With higher levels of ALT (alanine aminotransferase), the risk of liver diseases raises. The studies have also revealed that  a 26-year-old with SGPT of 80 or above has a higher chance of getting a heart disease at 36. It is also important to note that lean people in India are more likely to get fatty liver diseases like DM, HT.

He also said that a healthy diet and exercise can prevent you from liver diseases. Coffee, three cups a day can prevent liver disease.

 “Liver rules and the organs obey. You need to know what, when and how much to eat and our lifestyle should include Vitamin E, Coffee and Haldi to avoid liver diseases.” – S K Sarin, Director, ILBS, New Delhi

Vice-Chancellor of JSS University Dr B Suresh, Director Mysore Medical College and Research Centre Dr. B Krishnamurthy, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology Dr Nandeesh H P, Dean Dr H Basavanagowdappa, Head of the Department of ENT Dr M B Bharathi were present.

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