Fatty liver disease has a substantial association with the metabolic syndrome (high cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, and insulin resistance).
Metabolic syndrome raises the risk of cardiovascular illness (including heart attacks and stroke), diabetes, liver and kidney disease, and sleep apnea.
Diabetes boosts the risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, in which extra fat builds up in the liver even if you don't drink.
At least half of people with type 2 diabetes have this problem. It's not apparent if those with type 1 diabetes are more likely to develop the condition than the general population.
Doctors believe that a high-carbohydrate diet is linked to the development of fatty liver disease. Too much carbs and proteins can be turned into triglycerides if consumed in excess.
Increased triglyceride and fatty acid absorption in the liver due to insulin resistance might lead to additional hepatic triglyceride buildup.
Experts believe that obesity is one of the leading causes of fatty liver disease. The majority of people with fatty liver disease (about 75 percent) are obese.
An increasing number of people are being diagnosed with end-stage liver disease, which includes cirrhosis and the need for liver transplantation due to hepatitis C.