Liver transplants are on the rise among young US adults. And the most prominent reason is the explosion in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which now affects one in three adults and one in ten children.
Following the childhood obesity explosion in the ’80s and ’90s, we’re seeing young adults with old bodies. Although they’re 30, their organs are sick.
NAFLD is closely tied to a cluster of metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome, which all are improved on a low-carb diet (read more below).