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NAFLD risk tied to meat consumption, study shows

Individuals who were overweight and had the most animal protein intake had a 54% increased risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease than those who had less meat consumption, researchers reported in the journal Gut. Based on a survey of 3,882 adults with an average age of 70, findings showed that those with fatty liver consumed an average of 1,996 calories per day, while those without fatty liver had an average of 2,052 calories a day.

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