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If you’re overweight or drink too much alcohol, you are at risk of developing a fatty liver, a common liver disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the population. And there is currently no medical treatment for the disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown how a greater intake of inorganic nitrate can prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.






Almost 3 decades ago, I first read about this risk factor, that increased the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds it is an even greater public health threat than being overweight.



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