Fatty liver

The burden of obesity has been steadily increasing with an estimated 1 billion people reported as overweight, and over 300 million people as obese (WHO 2005 report). Globally, the prevalence of fatty liver related disease ranges from 6% to 35%, and in India it has been reported to be 5-28% i.e. about 30 million obese people in India. And the problem is expected to get worse as obesity is increasing due to urbanization, economical improvement and the sedentary life style due to entrance of modern technology and Internet. Being obese more and more people reel under excess body weight, even at a relatively younger age leading to the joint disorders and knee pain, fatty liver, cirrhosis, blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Obesity has also emerged as a major public health challenge. Further, obesity among children and adolescents too is rising rapidly making the younger generation at risk from early age and a long life to survive with poor quality.