Steatohepatitis in fatty liver The liver plays an important role in the metabolism and destruction of fats in our body. Disruptions during the metabolism of fats in the liver can cause fat accumulation in the liver.
Metabolism or secretion of fats in the liver is closely related to the capacity of circulating fatty acids to be retained by fat stores in other tissues. In hepatic steatosis, fat secretion from the liver is impaired.
When the amount of carbohydrates coming to it increases, the liver spends the excess carbohydrates by converting them to fatty acids. Fatty acids released from the liver but not metabolized are reesterified in the liver and triglycerides are formed again. Excess carbohydrate intake in the diet leads to fat accumulation in the liver.
The most common form of fatty liver is the type that occurs during the course of other diseases. The most well-known of these is obesity. Fatty liver is detected in 2/3 of people whose body weight is more than 10% of normal.
Apart from this, diabetes (especially type 2 diabetes mellitus), hypertriglyceridemia (high triglyceride levels in the blood) and excessive alcohol use are other common conditions that can lead to fatty liver. High blood lipid cholesterol alone is not a risk factor for fatty liver.
Excessive use of vitamin A, long-term intravenous nutrition, rapid weight loss and corticosteroids, etc. Long-term use of drugs can cause fatty liver. Although it seems logical that a diet with fatty foods can cause fatty liver, this type of diet does not cause fatty liver unless it leads to excessive weight gain and elevated blood triglyceride levels.