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Dietary vitamin B3 may help lower death risk in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

More and more people are getting nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which is linked to a higher chance of death from heart disease.

NAFLD affects up to 90% of people who are overweight or obese. According to a new study, a group of adults with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may have lower total death rates and death rates from cardiovascular disease if they have higher amounts of niacin, also known as vitamin B3. People who smoke, are overweight or obese, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or a thyroid that doesn’t work properly are more likely to get nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Dr. Shafaq Tarar, an internist and general care doctor at the Medical Offices of Manhattan, talks about how being overweight can lead to NAFLD. Read the article.