Some 42 percent of white-collar workers suffer from fatty liver, primarily due to their being overweight or lacking exercise, Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation Chief Executive Officer Hsu Ching-chuan (許金川) said yesterday. A study conducted between 2003 and last year of 3,851 white-collar workers found that 42.9 percent of them had fatty liver problems that could lead to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular diseases. By gender, 49.12 percent of men and 26.81 percent of women were affected, Hsu said. The survey also found that the disease is closely related to obesity, alcohol abuse, or lack of exercise, Hsu said. The best way to detect liver problems is through abdominal ultrasonography, Hsu said, noting that to ward off liver disease, one should give up smoking, maintain a healthy diet and stay in shape.
Fri, Mar 10, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Liver problems rife
This story has been viewed 2517 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2016-09-22 to 2016-09-29
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Typhoon Megi prompts sea warning
2Land alert issued ahead of typhoon Megi
3Jackie Chan replicas axed
4Storm leaves four dead, hundreds hurt
5Committee freezes KMT bank account