According to a brief study conducted by British researchers, having a fatty liver can also have an impact on one's mental and emotional well-being. There are numerous factors that might lead to fatty liver, but the most prevalent ones are alcohol and smoking. In addition to poor eating practices, obesity is a significant contributor to fatty liver. Fat accumulates on the liver as a result of obesity and unhealthful eating practices in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD has been linked to risk factors for brain and behavioral health, according to a new study by experts.
According to a study conducted by specialists from King's College London, the University of Lausanne, and the Roger William Institute of Hepatology, having too much fat on the liver can be detrimental to mental health.
Mice were divided into two groups and given various foods that were heavy in fat or low in fat, according to research that was published in the "British Lore Trust."
The two groups of mice were fed different diets for 16 weeks. After that time, the specialists tested the mice and examined their physical and mental well-being as well as the quantity of fat in their livers.
In addition, the experts assessed the rats' overall physical health. The outcomes demonstrated that the high-fat diet had an impact on the mice's thoughts and brains in addition to causing fat to accumulate in their livers.
According to the findings, liver fat accumulation might make it more difficult for healthy oxygen to reach the brain, which increases the risk of stress and inflammation in the brain and mind.
According to experts, having more liver fat might decrease the body's sensitivity to insulin as well as have negative effects on the brain's activity.
According to scientists, persons who are overweight and consume unhealthy diets have a higher risk of developing fatty liver, which might result in mental health issues.
In fact, studies have discovered a connection between fatty liver and depression. The impact of fatty liver on other regions of the body, such mental health, should also be investigated, experts opined, calling for additional research on the aforementioned study.