Liver warnings over ‘poor diet’

March 27, 2008, 6:35 pm

A poor diet could do more to ruin one’s waistline, it has been suggested, as consumer focus continues to turn towards health and diet.

Linkoping University conducted research into the subject of inactivity and fast food and found worrying results, the Daily Mail reports.

Published in medical journal Gut, the findings discovered that a takeaway diet and only 5,000 steps a day could lead to raised liver enzymes.

Dr Varuna Aluvihare, a consultant hepatologist at King’s College Hospital in London, commented on the results.

“This study shows that, even in the short term, having what is a fairly extreme diet – but which may apply to a significant proportion of people in our population – you get abnormal liver test results and generate liver fat,” she told the paper.

Findings from the Food Standards Agency earlier this week confirmed that consumers are becoming more concerned with health, with 58 per cent of the population managing to eat five portions of fruit or vegetables a day.

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