Who would have thought that Pravda, of all newspapers, would have published an informative article, “Ready to die for fast food?” on the plight of the Russian people concerning fatty liver disease caused by eating unhealthful high-fat foods, in particular, fast foods? They did. The fast food and beverage industry’s tentacles have their suction cups rasped around the world.
A study conducted by the Moscow Endocrinology Research Center of 65 patients with a waist size larger than 32 inches found 62 of the patients had varying stages of liver disease. Foods found high in fats, fried, or smoked were found to be at fault for causing liver disease as well as excess body fat.
This article is short, straightforward, and to the point. It is well worth reading. Truly, this is a cautionary tale for all rotund individuals.
The next article,” Neck Circumference, along with Other Anthropometric Indices, Has an Independent and Additional Contribution in Predicting Fatty Liver Disease,” is a highly technical piece showing that neck size, as well as other indicators, are a valid predictor of fatty liver disease. If you have the time and patience, it makes for a good read. The researchers chose to use a neck size of approximately 12 inches or more for their study group. The population was confined to Chinese adults. This research paper validates the Moscow Endocrinology Research Center’s findings. Hence, the staff considered its inclusion in this issue.
It is such an absolute pleasure to read a good professional research paper that contains all the pros and cons of the study questioning all its limitations and emphasizing its strong points. Our compliments to this research team for a fine paper offered to all with no copyright infringement exclusions.
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