LIVING WITH PCOS: How to prevent fatty liver disease

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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovary syndrome

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Fatty liver disease is caused by the accumulation of excess fat in the liver which causes inflammation and damage. The liver isn't designed to store fat instead it serves as the body's cleansing organ for filtering out toxic substances. Fatty liver disease raises the risk of cardiovascular disease and it is very common in women living with PCOS because the high level of androgens contributes to excess fat storage in the liver.

Here are ways you can prevent fatty liver disease if you have PCOS

1 Change your diet

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The main nutritional causes of fatty liver disease include fat, sugar, and an excessive intake of processed foods because they contain trans fats which trigger insulin resistance, inflammation, and higher triglycerides. You are advised to eat more monosaturated fat which helps improve insulin and fights inflammation in the liver.

2 Loose weight

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Fatty liver disease can be improved by losing weight since it lowers insulin resistance, triglycerides, and visceral fat. You can loose weight by including exercise in your daily activities.

3 Take Fish Oil

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Omega-3 fatty acids found in cold-water fish like salmon, tuna, and trout can help women with PCOS lower their triglycerides, inflammation, and insulin levels. However, because eating enough fish to satisfy the levels of omega-3 fats can be difficult, a fish oil supplement is likely to be required.

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